September 18, 2013, 11:47 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- WORLDbytes, the pioneering online citizen TV station, is delighted to be celebrating its 5th Anniversary this Saturday 14th September. To mark the occasion, WORLDwrite, the feisty charity which launched this unique venture is hosting an award ceremony in the grounds of its centre in Hackney at 7.30pm.
WORLDwrite and WORLDbytes' Director Ceri Dingle said today:
“We have a lot to celebrate, over the last five years our unique and ground-breaking station has trained over 1000 young people to be citizen TV makers. We have produced over 500 hundred, broadcast quality programmes which have been watched by more than one million viewers world-wide. From challenging features on sport & doping; open borders; the EU; austerity, civil liberties and press freedom to hidden histories, our programmes have without exception told a different tale and our intrepid volunteer shooters deserve Oscars.”
The WORLDbytes award ceremony will recognize some of the best work from the last five years. Hundreds have voted to date for the following categories: Most Inspiring Short Report; Best Reporter; Best Guest Expert; Best Camerawork; Best Animation & graphics and Most Inspiring Contributor.
Hackney Picturehouse Cinema, Rosemary Branch Theatre, Dodds Publishing, MEATmission Hoxton and Ocado have kindly donated prizes for the award winners, who will also receive Oscar style statuettes.
Mubin Haq, Director of Policy & Grants at Trust for London, one of WORLDbytes' founding funders, will attend as a special guest speaker and unveil a major photographic artwork depicting volunteers making a stand for ‘Freedom to Film' on the WORLDwrite centre exterior.
WORLDbytes programmes are available to view at http://www.worldbytes.org/
For more information and interviews contact:
Ceri Dingle Tel: +44 (0)20 8985 5435
Notes to editors:
Established in September 2008, WORLDbytes is a unique online Citizen TV channel featuring reports and programmes created by young volunteers learning to shoot 'on the job'. Its programmes aim to get behind the headlines and promote a people-first perspective on a wide-range of issues. The channel's credo is "don't shout at the telly, change the message on it".
WORLDbytes is run by the education charity WORLDwrite, registered charity number 1060869. The charity champions quality citizen reporting and provides free film training to make this possible.
For more information, please visit: www.worldwrite.org.uk & www.worldbytes.org