Foreign journalists possibly lured into trap

Donia Jenabzadeh writes about how four foreign journalists feared a pro-Gaddafi supporter was trying to entrap them Foreign journalists covering the conflict in Libya feared for their safety after believing they had fallen into the trap of a pro-Gaddafi supporter. Earlier this month, as Abbas Al Lawati was leaving eastern Libya’s recently formed interim government office, located in a courthouse, with three other… Read more »

Viewers claim to catch subliminal advertising on Sky

Some Sky TV viewers believe they have been subjected to subliminal advertising, writes Stephen Ramsey Viewers of the Sky broadcasting network claim to have noticed subliminal advertising placed in their programming. They say that the broadcaster, available in Britain, Ireland and New Zealand, has displayed brief flashes of corporate images and messages to their audiences. On 9 March, a blogger on… Read more »

Piracy gets personal

Matthew Jaffray reports on an attempt by an independent film-maker to dissuade people from illegally downloading his film Independent film-maker Jason Eisener is taking on piracy by pleading with users of peer-to-peer torrent site, ThePirateBay, to purchase his debut feature legally rather than download it. His film Hobo With A Shotgun, starring Rutger Hauer, entered the top ten most downloaded films on 12 April.… Read more »

Some young people display anti-social behaviour in Dublin 8

The city can be a dangerous place at night. Ornella Pastushok examines Clanbrassil Street’s darker side Lars Schweinsberg (40), a community support worker from Dublin 8, frequently experiences violence from kids aged seven to 10, some of whom shot at him and other cyclists using pellet guns. The majority of hooligans in this area hang around on a very small side road… Read more »

Housing initiative in Inchicore aims to ‘eliminate poverty housing’

Matthew Jaffray speaks with Habitat for Humanity about their new housing project in Inchicore A new housing project is under way in Emmet Road, Inchichore, which aims to renovate derelict residential buildings with help from local volunteers. The project is spearheaded by Habitat for Humanity, whose avowed aim is to “eliminate poverty housing”. The intention of the scheme, which is being… Read more »

Cineworld still going strong

Daryl McGarrigle finds that a leading Dublin cinema group remains optimistic through the downturn Traditionally the cinema business does well during periods of economic troubles. The chance for escapism from bills, mortgage repayments and negative news bulletins is the lure that brings flocks of people around the globe to their nearest cinema. It is this that makes it surprising that… Read more »

Opposition from councillors to Dublin Bus changes

Jonathan Keane reports on how changes in Dublin Bus routes are affecting the local area Planned changes to Dublin Bus services will disadvantage communities in Dublin 8 say local councillors, following two public meetings with Dublin Bus. Labour councillors for South West Inner City and Crumlin/Kimmage Rebecca Moynihan and Henry Upton have condemned Dublin Bus’s proposals to discontinue Routes 121 and… Read more »

Griffith Digital News

Two Griffith nominees in Magazine Ireland awards

  What are the chances of two Griffith alumni to be nominated as finalists in the 2016 Magazine Ireland awards? It is an even greater coincidence that the two graduates of the BA in Journalism and Media Communications… Read more »

Griffith Media News

Your photo view of Dublin could win €700

CoinaPhoto, a unique social media platform to share locally relevant social stock photography, is delighted to be partnering with Griffith College to launch a photography competition exclusive to Griffith College students. It is an exciting collaboration given… Read more »