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arch Check Global – Invitation to quote for evaluation consultancy and partner management work

Check Global is a program run by Meedan in partnership with Birmingham City University, with funding from Swedish International Development Agency (Sida). We are advertising for someone to undertake evaluation and partner management work on a consultancy basis, starting as soon as possible but no later than August 1st 2021, through to Dec 31st 2021.

The Check Global project aims to improve digital literacy, community-building and political engagement skills for citizen journalists, activists, journalism students, civil society organisations and human rights defenders, thus strengthening their role as investigators and contributors to the public sphere. We provide training, develop software, run programming, and conduct research with a global network of independent media and human rights organizations, fact-checking initiatives and journalism schools in Latin America, East Africa, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and the North Africa/West Asia (NAWA) region. As we come to the end of our three-year Check Global project, this role will undertake project evaluation and report writing, alongside some management of relations with our NAWA partners.

Please see the full description and application instructions in this PDF.

If you would like to be considered for this contract please submit a written response including a cover letter and CV to dima@meedan.com and jerome.turner@bcu.ac.uk by July 21, 2021

 

 

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arch Recording of the launch of ‘Punk Now!! Contemporary Perspectives on Punk’ now available

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arch Recording of the ‘Craft Entrepreneurship’ book launch now available

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arch Recording of ‘Re-launch of “Makings: A Journal Researching the Creative Industries” now available

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arch Recording of Eugen Pfister’s ‘Why History in Digital Games Matters / Historical Authenticity as a Language for Ideological Myths’ now available

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arch Recording of Linda Spurdle’s Discovery, Creativity and Play now available

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arch Recording of Ellie Tomsett’s talk ‘Dr. Ellie Tomsett ( Birmingham City University) What’s the alternative – moving UK live comedy online during the pandemic’ now available

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arch Recording of Rosie White’s presentation ‘Making Fun of Feminism: As the Worm Turned’ now available

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arch Short Takes on Alternativity – BCMCR New Thinking #1 2020/21

We are pleased to announce the online publication of BCMCR New Thinking #1 for 2020/21, “Short Takes on Alternativity”, a ‘zine-style publication developed by researchers within BCMCR. “Alternativity” is our research theme for this academic year co-ordinated by Asya Draganova and Charlotte Stevens within the Birmingham Centre for Media and Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR).

As part of this ongoing project, in December 2020 we invited short written pieces that engage with the interpretation and application of the concept of alternativity in relation to a variety of media and cultural fields, experiences, research and creative practices. Involving perspectives from academics, current and former students, and media practitioners, this initiative develops and articulates the richness, breadth and critical potential of the concept of alternativity in relation to resistance, innovation, and transformation.

This edition of the BCMCR New Thinking pamphlet series presents a diverse range of topics presented through the critical yet flexible lens of alternativity. These short texts act as provocations for further exploration, capturing the work and ideas that emerge from the project.

You can download a PDF version of this pamphlet here. For more information please email Asya.Draganova@bcu.ac.uk or Charlotte.Stevens@bcu.ac.uk. For more details about the “Alternativity” BCMCR theme, to read related blog posts, to find out how to get involved, please follow this link.

Further opportunities to publish work addressing the “Alternativity” theme will be publicised on the site.

Pamphlet design work by Reuben Mount, MA Media and Cultural Studies 2020/2021.