Cathy Aitchison ~

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Some examples of projects involving community media, online publishing and/or social networking.  For each, please click on the title to go to the project website.

  • PEARLS radio training course - using the deskLondon Link Radio (ongoing since 2005)
    I am a co-founder and director of the online broadcasting charity, London Link Radio.  It broadcasts online in short series and on demand.  Its aims are to broadcast high quality radio programmes, showcase radio work from students, young people and community groups and provide an opportunity for individuals to develop their radio production skills.  Our most recent broadcast project was for Refugee Week Radio 2011 (see below) - our next will be Radio 1812 2011.
  • Refugee Week Radio (currently - annually since 2006)
    I set up and project manage Refugee Week Radio, an online community radio broadcast project to accompany Refugee Week (in June each year).  Partners in the project have been London Link Radio with Women's Radio Group, Desi Radio and (in 2007) OpenAir Radio at SOAS, University of London. 
  • imMEDIAte Learning Partnership - Training Women in  Media (2007 - 2009)
    For Women's Radio Group, I project managed input to this transnational learning partnership, which is funded under the Grundtvig programme
  • Children and Radio (ongoing since 2004)
    I was the co-founder of this not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote radio by and for children and young people in the UK.  In September 2005 we published a research report on Children Making Radio 2004/5, which I researched and wrote.  I maintain the organisation's website, which provides information and resources for anyone making radio with children and young people. 
  • National Museums Online Learning Project (NMOLP) (Spring 2009)
    Working with the research company ChildWise, I took part in a publicity campaign to recruit teachers and curriculum advisors for a series of workshops as part of the launch of the NMOLP WebQuests, a new online learning resource for educators. I also provided online publicity materials and liaison support.  Click here for more information and for links to the WebQuests.
  • Members of the Desi Radio Eco TeamDesi Radio Eco Teams (2006)
    Working as a member of a partnership between Women's Radio Group, Global Action Plan and Desi Radio in Southall, I set up an environment group (Eco Team) to pilot the use of community radio in encouraging people to live more environmentally sustainably in their homes.  This project was funded by an Environment Award from BAA Heathrow/Groundwork Thames Valley.

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~ Published - print and online (journalism and research)
~ Published - radio and audio
~ Websites and social media


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Cathy Aitchison, Aitchison Media & Development, 2006-2011