Tuesday, 16 December 2008

[creative-radio] Digest Number 2521

There are 4 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. What image opened your eyes to human rights? Share your story...
From: sameerpadania

2. SurveyMonkey - The simple way to create surveys.
From: George Lessard

3. YAHOO GROUPS WARNING - Join Bug affecting Yahoo! Broadband Partner U
From: George Lessard

4. Campus-based community radio station CKDU in Halifax is hiring a Pro
From: George Lessard

1. What image opened your eyes to human rights? Share your story...
Posted by: "sameerpadania" sameerpadania@yahoo.co.uk sameerpadania
Date: Mon Dec 15, 2008 4:31 pm ((PST))

I've just got back from the Global Forum for Media Development in
Athens, Greece, where I interviewed a number of fascinating and
inspiring figures from the world of media development, journalism,
academia, activism and human rights, including:

Fackson Banda - http://hub.witness.org/en/udhr60/facksonbanda
Catalina Botero - http://hub.witness.org/en/udhr60/catalinabotero
Jaime Abello - http://hub.witness.org/en/udhr60/JaimeAbello/English
A S Panneerselvan -
Warren Feek - http://hub.witness.org/en/udhr60/warrenfeek
Jane Ransom - http://hub.witness.org/en/udhr60/janeransom
Sunanda Deshapriya -
Premesh Chandran -
and Alan Johnston - http://hub.witness.org/en/udhr60/alanjohnston

These interviews form part of WITNESS' campaign for the 60th
anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR60) -
it's all explained at the following link:
http://hub.witness.org/udhr60 - but below I'll explain a little more.
Either way, I would love to have the thoughtful and diverse
creative-radio community participate, and you can find out more below.

WITNESS (where I work) uses video to document and expose human rights
violations - but at one time or another we've all experienced the
power of visual images to make us feel what someone else feels, to see
with their eyes, to be inspired by their courage in the face of
oppression. So we asked our staff, family and friends to record a
60-second video or post a comment answering this simple question:
"What image opened your eyes to human rights?" You can talk about a a
video or a photo, a news report or a mobile phone clip, when you were
young, or quite recently, something uplifting or something bleak.

As you can see above, I've spoken to a series of fascinating people
about this, as have colleagues - and I would be honoured if you'd give
it some thought today, and share your answers with us too... You can
do it in a variety of ways - by video, ideally, by posting a comment,
by blogging about your choice, by forwarding this on to 5 friends or
colleagues you think might want to share their choice too:

- on the Hub - http://hub.witness.org/udhr60 - upload a video, post a
comment, join the Hub
- on Facebook - www.facebook.com/witness - record a video, change your
status, join the Cause...
- on YouTube - www.youtube.com/witness - record a video, post a
comment, friend us
- on Seesmic - www.seesmic.com - participate in the video conversation
- on Twitter - www.twitter.com - send a tweet with your choice, adding
- on your blog - embed this video, and embed/write about your choice -
and tag your post udhr60 and witness
- if video is not a realistic possibility for you, feel free to create
an audio clip, or email your answer to me or to hub@witness.org
- take it offline - ask the question in your classroom, newsroom,
workplace, interpreters' booth...

Thanks for getting this far into the email, and I hope to see you
sharing a memory somewhere online over the coming weeks and months...

Yours, with best regards,
Sameer Padania | Hub Manager, WITNESS | http://hub.witness.org/sameer

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2. SurveyMonkey - The simple way to create surveys.
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Mon Dec 15, 2008 6:01 pm ((PST))

The simple way to create surveys.

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decide to cancel, it's a hassle-free, one-click process.

Select From Over 20 Types of Questions
We support everything from multiple choice to rating scales to open-ended
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Add a Logo to Your Survey
Have your own organization's logo appear at the top of your survey. As a
reminder, SurveyMonkey has never accepted any advertising, so your surveys
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reminder, all the data you collect remains absolutely private.

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3. YAHOO GROUPS WARNING - Join Bug affecting Yahoo! Broadband Partner U
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Mon Dec 15, 2008 7:59 pm ((PST))

ATTENTION Moderators / Owners

---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: [moderatorcentral] Join Bug affecting Yahoo! Broadband Partner
Users (AT&T, Rogers, BT, and more)
From: "Gordon Strause" <gordonst@yahoo-inc.com>
Date: Mon, December 15, 2008 21:54
To: moderatorcentral@yahoogroups.com


There is currently a bug that is preventing Yahoo! Broadband partner
users (which include AT&T/SBCGlobal, Rogers, Verizon, British Telecom,
Telecom New Zealand) from being able to join (or create) groups on the
web. This bug has the same root cause as the similar problem affecting
YMail and Rocketmail users (and the experience for the user is a similar
loop), but the work around to solve the problem is slightly different.

For the moment, these users must first create an alias before they can
create a group. To do so, they should:
- Go to http://manage.members.yahoo.com/FULLEMAILADDRESSHERE
(replacing "FULLEMAILADDRESSHERE" with their full email address. So, for
example, if the user's email address was jerry313@att.net, they would
enter http://manage.members.yahoo.com/jerry313@att.net )
- Click on the "View My Profiles" link in the navigation at the top of
the page
- Click the "Create New Public Profile" button
- Once finished, click the "Finished Editing" button

Now these users should be able to join (or create) groups. Meanwhile,
we're working on a fix to make this work around unnecessary. And these
users can also be added to a group (or can subscribe via email by
sending email to GROUPNAME-subscribe@yahoogroups.com) without going
through this process either.

Sorry for the extra hassle for these folks.


Visit the Groups Blog at: http://www.ygroupsblog.com/blog/Yahoo! Groups Links

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4. Campus-based community radio station CKDU in Halifax is hiring a Pro
Posted by: "George Lessard" media@web.net themediamentor
Date: Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:21 pm ((PST))


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [ncramembers] Please post widely: CKDU in Halifax is hiring a
Program Director!
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 2008 15:49:38 -0400
From: David Parker CKDU <david@ckdu.ca>

Please post this job far and wide. thanks for your help,
in solidarity,
david parker
spoken word coordinator
CKDU 88.1 FM in Halifax


CKDU-FM is the non-profit campus-based community radio station at
Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. CKDU is mandated to
provide an alternative to private and public broadcasters, providing a
forum for diverse and under-represented voices, music and news. The
station broadcasts within the Halifax region 24 hours a day, 365 days a
year and is run by more than 200 volunteers.

Nature of the Job
The Program Director is responsible for the programming schedule at
CKDU. Specifically this involves coordination of volunteer programmers
and the development of new programming initiatives. The Program Director
ensures that the station adheres to CKDU policies, CRTC regulations and
CKDU's promise of performance in regards to programming.

Applicable Skills
The Program Director must understand and work within CRTC programming
requirements and CKDU's promise of performance. Past experience with
community organizations and a demonstrated ability to work with
volunteers are essential. The Director must be supportive of a wide
variety of cultural, musical and political expressions, and be able to
discern which program proposals best match current station needs.
Practical experience in both musical and spoken word programming and
production would be beneficial. The Director must also possess effective
administration skills. The Program Director should have a strong level
of comfort working with computers and be proficient with software that
includes (but is not limited to) email clients, web browsers, file
transfer applications and word processing. Knowledge of and proficiency
with HTML and databases are assets. Familiarity with digital audio and
the Linux OS are also assets.

Salary: $15.75/hour
Terms: 32 hours/week

Application deadline: 5:00PM AST, Friday, January 2, 2009
Submit a resume with a cover letter in person, by mail or pasted into
the body of an email (we will not accept or open email attachments) to:

Program Director Hiring Committee
c/o CKDU - FM
6136 University Ave.
Halifax, NS B3H 4J2
hiringcommittee@ckdu.ca <mailto:hiringcommittee@ckdu.ca>

We regret that we cannot accept submissions via fax at this time. While
we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview
will be contacted. No phone calls please.

CKDU is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages
applications from minority and under-represented groups.

David Parker
Spoken Word Coordinator

CKDU 88.1 FM
6136 University Ave. 4th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4J2

Tel: (902) 494-2585
www.ckdu.ca <http://www.ckdu.ca>

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