Global Village on Newstalk

Global Village airs live at 7-9pm Saturday on Newstalk 106-108FM

Global Village – Get Inspired!

Global Village is a ground breaking social affairs and equality focused programme airing since June 2008. Hosted by Dil Wickremasinghe and produced by Francesca Lalor. We explore topical issues which affect us all. Our 2 hour weekly programme is dedicated to exploring equality in its entirety and often goes beyond the Irish 9 grounds of: Gender; Age; Religion; Race; Sexual Orientation; Disability; Marital Status; Family Status and Membership to the Traveller community.

Can you imagine an inclusive and equal Ireland where each resident is able to reach his/her full potential?

In the last 4 years we have covered countless topics and here are just a few:

  • Unmarried Fathers Rights
  • Institutional Abuse
  • Barriers to employment for people with Disabilities
  • Members of Traveller Community still experience discrimination
  • Gay Marriage or Civil Partership
  • Gender gap
  • Minority Stress – Minority Groups & Mental Health
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Human Trafficking – over 500 children missing from the care of the HSE
  • Has Coming Out in Ireland become easier?
  • Active Citizenship
  • Ageism

To visit the programme page just click here Global Village

Irish broadcasting and the “New Ireland” Mapping and Visioning Cultural Diversity by Dr. Gavan Titley, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Cultural diversity policies in broadcasting can involve multicultural and minority issues, proactive media pluralism or questions of heritage. The development of such policies in Ireland may involve not only new approaches but a relation to existing policies that address such questions as language, faith and lifestyle. This research project aims to analyse and stimulate this development process, and to produce a report which is of value to Irish media institutions in shaping it.

Broadcasting in the New Ireland