Community Channel is a UK-wide digital television, online and mobile platform that gives a platform to charities, communities and marginalised groups. We want to create a network of community story-tellers, film-makers and reporters across the UK to capture the stories and news in our communities.
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1042733)
Communities, marginalised groups, young people and small charities cannot easily make their voices heard. They struggle to access mainstream media, or to cut through in the digital world. In parallel, the media find it difficult to access communities, and are cutting back on budgets to do so. Yet the need for communities to have a voice, be heard and engaged is increasing. This is needed at local, regional, national and even global levels.
Our vision for a network of story-tellers, film-makers and reporters will enable communities to have a voice - to create professional and compelling stories and news, and to distribute these to mainstream media and through digital media. Community Channel will showcase strong high-profile content from across the country, aggregating the themes, issues and news of importance to communities. Media Trust, which owns the channel, will provide media mentors and volunteers, training and support.
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