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Monthly Archives: September 2010
Production:World Press Photos 10 Freedom & Photography Have you been stopped from taking a photograph in a public place? Was it a police officer? A private security guard? Did you self-censor? As part of the Festival of Politics a panel … Continue reading
Football fans, politicians, and sports media examined the politics of Scotland’s national game and discussed what needs to be done to improve the fortunes of our national team. The two-hour event on 17 August featured a panel of football pundits … Continue reading
“Malky”, aka Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP QC & all the rest, made a spectacular entrance at the Scottish Parliament Festival of Politics by carpet surfing onto the stage for his entrance. Some say he tripped over a loose tile left … Continue reading
During the 80s comedy was frequently used as a political ‘weapon’. But is comedy today equally political, or has its increasingly commercial nature dulled its campaigning edge? And what now is deemed ‘politically acceptable’ comedy material? The panel of heavyweights … Continue reading
Venue: Committee Room 1, Scottish Parliament Running time: 60minsProduction: In Association with the Cross Party Group on Culture and Media. Can newspapers survive the internet? Most are available free on the web, but compete there with broadcast media websites like … Continue reading
Deputy First Ministers Questions from Holyrood 16th September 2010 The Pope’s visit to Scotland again shaped First Ministers Questions (FMQs) with Deputy First Minister (DFM) Nicola Sturgeon standing-in for First Minister Alex Salmond who was over in Holyrood Palace with … Continue reading