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The Bristol Cable – A People’s Media

organise. create. exchange.

The Bristol Cable is a newly forming citizen media co-operative, created, owned and produced by people in the city of Bristol, UK. They aim to build the tools and platform for people to engage with the city and the wider world, through journalism; creating a multimedia website and a monthly free print edition.

As a democratic collective, The Bristol Cable is an innovative blend of community action and journalism; an essential resource that performs a crucial societal function where the corporate press can not – accountable, independent, quality journalism.

People will be able to report on their own experiences, explore important issues, develop and promote skills and positive ideas, and hold power to account.

This can be the first in a powerful movement of co-operatively owned and independently produced local media. Can you contribute to making it happen?

They depend on your support! Please consider a donation on http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/thebristolcable/
Read more on www.thebristolcable.org and don’t hesitate to contact them at thebristolcable(at)gmail(dot)com.
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Cari Hutan – In Search of Forest – Ich suche Wald

© Florian Augustin

An informative documentary about deforestation and, yet, another amusing roadmovie through Indonesia! This film intends to look into the main causes of forest destruction, its effects on the country and, most importantly, how we can improve the situation.+++NEW: For those of you having trouble loading this version, the film is now also available on youtube in 10-minute-portions+++

“Saving Papua” – Istanbul New Delhi by Bicycle

This is the third and probably most exciting leg of our journey from Berlin to New Delhi by bicycle. This episode takes you through Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and parts of West India (Punjab). What had happened so far: We had a broken frame in Sinop, a town on the Black Sea coast approx. 800km far from Istanbul. We had to hitchhike/take a bus back to Istanbul to wait for a new frame to arrive (three weeks), again take a bus back to Sinop and reassemble the bike.
Actually we had intended to cycle all the way to West Papua, Indonesia, to bring awareness to deforestation. Watch the other films and read more on “Saving Papua”.

Jakarta Berlin – An Inspiration to Low Carbon Travelling – Trailer

© Florian Augustin

Six people left Jakarta, Indonesia, on July 21st to embark on a journey to Berlin, Germany. 108 hitchhiking rides, trains, buses, ferries through a total of 14 countries and only one rule:

No flying.

Watch the whole film!