Archive for July, 2013


Posted by editor 30/07/2013 0 Comment 7914 views

By Figen Gunes “We fool ourselves by thinking we are having a global dialogue,” says Libby Powell, co-founder of Radar, a social enterprise which aims to diversify voices in global news. “But a lot of current content is coming from urban, educated and often male sources with access to smart phones or an internet connection. […]

Book – Cycle

Posted by editor 16/07/2013 0 Comment 4716 views

  By Tim Wilson The shop is tucked amongst an enclave of Tudor buildings, clustered beside Exeter’s ancient city wall. Behind its pitched beams and leaded bay windows a quiet revolution is taking place. Book-Cycle is a shop with a difference; the customer decides the price. Volunteer run throughout, the charity is a champion of […]

News Digest – 11/7/13

Posted by editor 12/07/2013 0 Comment 3402 views

SIX NEWS UPDATES featuring Building Lives (above), Nominet Trust, Belu, Action For Children and Alston Moor BUILDING LIVES CONSTRUCTING CAREERS – Building Lives, an award-winning construction training academy (above) has joined the Department of Work Pensions youth pledge, promising further employment prospects for young people. The social enterprise launched with the 2011 rebrand of the […]

Online Journalism Training

Posted by editor 11/07/2013 0 Comment 3039 views

THE BIG ISSUE has started a new online journalism programme in London involving eight trainees with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. The six-week programme, supported by Nominet Trust and delivered by social enterprise Poached Creative, is a first for The Big Issue and a chance for the street magazine to amplify the voices of […]

Accenture Development Partnership

Posted by editor 09/07/2013 0 Comment 4705 views

BY FIGEN GUNES Intrapreneurship is such a new phenomenon even typing it involves a challenge as at every attempt Microsoft Word autocorrects the writer and suggests “entrepreneur” instead. It’s not the only challenging thing about this unusual role. It’s not a job that anybody applies for it. It’s more of a mindset and an approach […]

Rural Media / Travellers’ Times

Posted by editor 04/07/2013 0 Comment 3082 views

  By Figen Gunes Through publishing a magazine, members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller (GRT) communities in the UK are equipping themselves with better tools to fight against misconceptions and misrepresentations in mainstream media. Travellers’ Times magazine, a quarterly publication, is a social enterprise published  by the Rural Media Company with an aim of […]

Pantrepreneurship Challenge

Posted by editor 01/07/2013 0 Comment 2992 views

By Figen Gunes Flashing pants in a local market to sell may not sound appealing to many youngsters. But teams of young social entrepreneurs were motivated for a socially conscious task; improving fair trade through ‘Pantrepreneurship Challenge’, a national student enterprise competition. “Some customers said they can get hundreds of pants from Primark for that […]

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