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Alternative Media Gathering this weekend

May 1st-3rd – new media gathering on Raven’s Ait Island.

The imminent commercial collapse of mainstream media, and its replacement by PR-driven news, threatens the journalistic integrity and independence necessary for a free society. The next generation could be without the 4th Estate. And new media has not yet realized its potential to fill this space.

Old media and new media need to gather together, sharing skills, resources and experience to create the media of the future.

We invite:

Geeks, web designers and programmers

Traditional media people

Alt-media people

Media students

DIY culture practitioners

Indymedia people

Documentary filmmakers

Print journalists

Radio journalists

Citizen journalists

The conference will concentrate on the audio-visual side of media, with space for break-out groups for print, radio and web.

The space: an eco-conference centre on an island in the Thames 20 mins by train from central London. http://ravensait.org.uk

We have a large hall, a cinema room, and 3 conference rooms. There is basic crash space for 40 people over the weekend. The conference will be run on an “un-conference” format, and will be funded by contributions for the space and meals.

The gathering is organised by visionOntv (http://visionon.tv) – an undercurrents project (http://undercurrents.org)

To book a place – please edit this wiki page http://barcamp.org/visionOntv

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Morgancomputers

Having problems getting a computer I bought from http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk repaired under guaranty. Took it in on 21 March over a month later and 7 phone calls I still have no guaranty of its return. The latest is that it is beyond economic repair (the hard drive failed) and they will replace the PC, but no guarantied date yet, always tomorrow each time I call. This Box was our test server for our http://visionon.tv project and we need it back, or to buy a replacement, but hard to do that when Morgan’s keeps fairy tailing about a replacement tomorrow. Be wary about buying from http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk seams to be the moral of the story – will update with outcome hopefully soon.

UPDATE: they got a replacement PC in this afternoon, better speck then the one it replaces, I picked it up and am now installing Ubuntu and liferay on it.

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Morgancomputers – a bad expirence so far

Having problems getting a computer I bought from http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk repaired under guaranty. Took it in on 21 March over a month later and 7 phone calls I still have no guaranty of its return. The latest is that it is beyond economic repair (the hard drive failed) and they will replace the PC, but no guarantied date yet, always tomorrow each time I call. This Box was our test server for our http://visionon.tv project and we need it back, or to buy a replacement, but hard to do that when Morgan’s keeps fairy tailing about a replacement tomorrow. Be wary about buying from http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk seams to be the moral of the story – will update with outcome hopefully soon.

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Set-top box market to peak in 2012

The market for pay-TV set-top boxes (STBs) will peak within the next three years, according to market analysts.
Annual unit sales will grow from 104 million in 2008 to a projected peak of127 million in 2012, said UK-based research firm Screen Digest.
By 2012 the market will be worth an estimated 10 billion euros.
Sales will begin to [...]

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Livestation adds Al Arabiya to channel list

Internet TV broadcaster Livestation has added Dubai-based 24-hour news station, Al Arabiya, to its channel list.
Al Arabiya joins an already heavyweight line up of Arabic news channels on Livestation, which include Al Jazeera, BBC, France 24, Russia Today, and Euronews.
Matteo Berlucchi, Livestation CEO, said adding Al Arabiya as an official partner channel is part of [...]

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