Taking our research questions to Chicago and Washington DC

In November a group of us linked to Bradford and Bradford’s National Museum project are spending time in Chicago and Washington DC. The group are Jo Quinton-Tulloch, Sarah Ledjmi and Gin Jacobucci (National Science and Media Museum), , Julia Ankenbrand, Helen Graham and Lynn Wray (University of Leeds), Nabeleeh Hafeez (creative practitioner on the Above…

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From Kraków to Bradford: A story of two Polish journalists – by Chris Hladowski

Bradford-born musician and curator, Chris Hladowski tells the fascinating story of how two members of his family used media to penetrate the infamous ‘Iron Curtain’. Their journalistic work helped to consolidate a sense of Polish identity in exile and the solidarity needed to fight against the Soviet occupation of Poland. Print and radio provide people…

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Fast FM Radio: Bradford and the Origins of Muslim Community Broadcasting – Seán McLoughlin

In an effort to cut down on pirate radio stations, the 1990 Broadcasting Act allowed short-term “Restricted Service Licences” (RSLs) for the first time. Such licences enabled community groups to broadcast for around one month within a local radius of around three to five kilometres. This new opportunity prompted pioneering broadcasters working on local Asian…

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