"A former Producer and Editor at RTE, Betty Purcell, revealed that in 2009, she proposed and scheduled 21 documentaries and only one, ‘Living on the Edge’, a Would You Believe programme about Willie and Mary Corduff’s life on their farm in remote Rossport, was questioned and challenged by management. It was even suggested, she said, that because TV3 were about to do a documentary on Corrib ‘maybe we should leave it to them’.
She claimed the pressure on her team was ‘sustained’ and stated her belief that Shell personnel appeared to have ‘automatic access’ to senior management in RTE."
William Hederman has entered three of his Shell to Sea photos in a human rights photo competition. You can vote for and rate them here (no registration required):
The Development Education program aims to raising awareness and increasing understanding of HIV&AIDS, gender equality and human rights issues.
This photo competition is aimed at not only raising awareness of human rights and being an alternative means of involving people in recognising various human rights issues through the medium of photography, but also challenging stereotypes and encouraging people to think about how we use images in the media to represent people around the world. No more photos can be now entered. It is now time to vote online and rate your favorite photos. The public vote is open until midnight Monday, 31st January 2011, Irish local time. This voting will shortlist the images and the top 10 will be adjudicated upon by a panel of independent guest judges by Friday, 5th February 2011.
The winner of the competition will have their photo published in the Irish Times and take part in a workshop with a professional photographer, Edmund Ross, shadowing the work of his studio and also have their portrait taken by him.