Media is one of the most powerful tools for communication in the 21st Century. The traditional methods of communication we recognise are television, radio, film. However, it is also essential that smaller state, regional and minority language communities use new media which is developing at a fast pace to reach as wide an audience as possible. New media includes the internet, podcasts, youtube, social networks, blogs and mobile phone technology.
During the 2008 General Assembly meeting in Brussels, members identified the creation of a media festival as a common interest. Following the meeting, media experts from Mercator Media, Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones and Rhodri ap Dyfrig, were commissioned by the NPLD to undertake into research and compile a feasibility study as the first phase of the project.
There are already websites established to provide similar services, although, not specifically for CRSS languages. Prior to investing any NPLD funding in setting up a website, background research is needed to establish what provisions are currently available, the type of website software that could support this type of Media showcasing as well as a more detailed budget plan to demonstrate the real costs that a project of this type would incur.
The final report is available below. The Media group is in discussion on other areas of work and more information will folow on transversal projects soon.