Dr Pat Kotchapakdee Discusses Documentary with John Coster

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Jun 052018
 
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Today, John Coster and I were very fourtunate to spend the day with Dr Pat Kotchapakdee from Khon Kaen University in Thailand. John and Pat were able to sit down and discuss how Pat approaches his documentary work, and what he thinks is the use of telling stories through photography, film and social media platforms.

John and Pat discussing the potential for restoration of film projection equipment.

DIY-DMU Podcast 017 International Community Media Expo

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May 092018
 
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Today’s podcast was recorded as part of the first DMU International Community Media Expo. Sitting around the table was Julian, Kiaran, Ineke, Gerhart and myself. We chatted about the role and the importance of community media and what we need to learn to make our own media.

DIY-DMU Podcast 015

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Apr 242018
 
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Tonight John and I chatted about media literacies and the impact of fakenews, the need for values-based journalism and the potential impact on the media studies curriculum.

DIY-DMU Podcast 013 Cambodia #dmuglobal

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Mar 282018
 
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For the last week or so, John and myself have been in Cambodia doing some teaching and research work with the American University of Phnom Penh. We met some fantastic students and experienced Cambodian life and culture. It was my first time in Cambodia and it was completely different to how I expected it. We chat in this edition of the DIY-DMU podcast about scratching the surface, not making any assumptions and honoring the proud traditions of Khemer life, both in the city and at Angkor Wat.

DIY-DMU Podcast 012

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Mar 132018
 
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Tonight’s podcast gave John Coster and myself some insight into the work of Ulike Kubatta, a documentary film maker who recently joined us at De Montfort University. Ulrike’s friend and DJ, Martina Giesa told us about her love of original R&B music, while J and Toc gave us some insight into the mind of millenials and their goals in life.

DIY-DMU Podcast 011 #Hollywood

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Mar 062018
 
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This evening’s podcast saw John Coster, Ben Archer, Rob Watson and Jim Russel get together for a discussion about Hollywood and the changing nature of the film industry, and how online media from Netflix and Amazon are changing the way we consume and access movies and documentaries.

DIY-DMU Podcast 010 #Fairtrade

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Feb 272018
 
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In today’s podcast John and I met up with Emily Wallis and Karl Letten who are DMU’s Fairtrade champions, and we talked about the relevance and importance of ethical and accountable trading.

Fair Trade is about offering a fair deal to the producers from across the world that grow, make and produce the products we all enjoy.

Perhaps the best known fair trade label is the Fairtrade Mark, which can be found on over 4,500 different Fairtrade certified products in the UK – including: coffee, cotton, flowers and a variety of skincare products.

The Fairtrade Mark certifies that a product has met international Fairtrade standards. These standards ensure better prices, decent working conditions, sustainable practises and fair terms of trade for farmers. It also signifies that a Fairtrade premium – an additional sum of money on top of the Fairtrade minimum price – has been paid. This premium is used to invest in social, environmental and economic projects, as decided democratically by the business or the community.

Put simply, the Fairtrade Mark certifies that the farmers and workers involved in the production of an item are treated and paid fairly.

DIY-DMU Podcast 009 #SDGTeachIn

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Feb 202018
 
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Another vibrant and absorbing podcast again this evening, with a range of views and opinions from Mike, J, Ben, Tina, John and myself. The theme tonight was the UN Sustainable Development Goals, that is being promoted by the National Union of Students across the UK, and what we might do to incorporate the sustainability objectives into our courses and learning opportunities.

DIY-DMU Podcast 008 #WorldRadioDay

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Feb 132018
 
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It was an entertaining and engrossing discussion tonight, when Laury, Aidan, Jagger and Ben joined John Coster and Rob Watson to talk about what we like about radio. This is our contribution to UNESCO World Radio Day.

DIY-DMU Podcast 007

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Feb 062018
 
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In tonight’s DIY-DMU podcast John and I chatted about travelling and the way that our expectations about community media are different in some of the places and countries that we’ve visited, and what it is that people value about community media and the way it is part of different cultures.