Irenosen Okojie is currently penning her first novel and adapting a short story for the stage. Already praised by Alex Wheatle MBE and called “unique and imaginative,” by Orange Prize winner Diana Evans, Okojie speaks to Samantha Watson about the impact of Nigerian culture in the UK and on her writing. To read more click here
The rebirth of public ownership in a changing society
The concept of public ownership offers great opportunities for people to transform their communities socially, economically and environmentally.
It’s projects like Caravanserai which open up new ways of how communities could be shaped. The project is currently pumping new energy into east London, enabling people to rejuvenate themselves and the community in which they live.
To read more of the article on @verbalcontext click here
To listen to @verbalcontext podcasts of Caravanserai volunteers click here
@equip4 Equality in Publishing #equipconf - Bobby Nayyar of Equip discussing the research they’ve collected on publishing. Nayyar showed a fab music video from Ricky Gervais called “Equality Street” - Search it, you’ll love it! Wait a minute here it is click the link below:
Equip are doing fantastic work supporting equality in publishing with regards to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, preganancy and maternity, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation. For more info visit www.equalityinpublishing.org.uk
The big question - Enforcing online regulations for free speech? Newspapers are facing a similar debate. Yes there needs to be laws to stop online abuse. Free speech is important and to a certain extent should not be controlled, however, laws in place should protect the vulnerable.
It’s interesting to see execs from Google, twitter and Facebook looking at this for their own platforms. Is it the end of free speech online? Doubt it!