Ceri Dingle is Director of WORLDwrite, a UK education charity based in Hackney in East London. For many years the charity’s work revolved around two-way youth exchange programmes. The charity is now film-focused and runs a unique and pioneering School of Citizen TV producing programmes for its online channel WORLDbytes.
WORLDbytes welcomes people interested in making Citizen TV and provides a four to six week volunteer-learner package to enable people to operate effectively as a news maker and make challenging broadcast quality reports. The package combines learning practical film making skills while tackling challenging issues. No previous experience is required but a keen interest in social issues is a must as our Citizen TV programmes prioritise content over style. A simple application form is available here.
We cover a huge range of issues but as an education charity committed to international understanding and global equality we do have some basic principles that we promote on our news channel WORLDbytes. These principles inform our programme making and the reports we make.
We believe in:
- Open Borders and celebrating more people on the planet
- Economic growth & serious development for all globally
- Challenging all forms of prejudice, anti-democratic and anti-human trends
- Freedom of speech and advancing civil liberties
- Challenging distrust, fear and intervention in everyday life
- Supporting our peers globally managing their own affairs without foreign intervention
- Advancing new knowledge, ideas and critical thinking
WORLDbytes has won accolades for its programmes and a string of awards for advancing alternative news and stories that just wouldn’t get a hearing on mainstream TV. The charity is also known for the challenging documentaries it has made and its latest feature length one entitled Sylvia Pankhurst: Everything is possible is previewed here.