Social housing residents to gain digital media to tackle stigmatisation, thanks to Aster Group collab

Thanks to a new pilot project with social housing provider, Aster Group UK, we’ll be helping to show the real stories of people living in social housing. A 2021 report titled Stigma and Social Housing in England found that “every day in England, people are judged negatively and even actively discriminated against because they rent … Continue reading Social housing residents to gain digital media to tackle stigmatisation, thanks to Aster Group collab

PODCAST: Black People & COVID-19 Vaccination Q&As

In February 2021, Solent NHS Trust commissioned Our Version Media to extend the reach of their work tackling misinformation about COVID-19 vaccination and ensure credible information reaches the region’s black British, African and Caribbean communities. Over eight weeks, we conducted a series of key events and initiatives to equip people with the information they need … Continue reading PODCAST: Black People & COVID-19 Vaccination Q&As

Report unfair, misleading or inaccurate coverage of people from black and minoritised groups

Original article title: New tool launched to tackle media bias Our media survey of black people living in Southampton revealed that less than 40% know how to complain about racist media coverage, despite often seeing it. Three quarters (75%) said local news coverage of black people was negatively biased and the majority stated that the … Continue reading Report unfair, misleading or inaccurate coverage of people from black and minoritised groups

What’s On: Black History Month 2020

Black History Month has been celebrated in Southampton for more than a decade. This year, because of the pandemic, most events have been moved online. Here's the link to the city's Black History Month magazine. It is packed full of articles, including one about Our Version Media. There are also details of what's happening locally … Continue reading What’s On: Black History Month 2020

Ignored, Misunderstood, Depressed: You Spoke, We Listened | Event

Our Version Media is holding its first virtual event later this month, to reveal the full results of our survey of black people living in Southampton. Our Version Media has created free services to tackle the issues revealed in the survey What are the three most common words used by the local media to describe … Continue reading Ignored, Misunderstood, Depressed: You Spoke, We Listened | Event

Changing the narrative of local black stories, one consultation at a time

Introducing our Black Community Coverage Clinic. Our recent survey of black people living in Southampton revealed that some felt “sad”, “misunderstood”, “frustrated”, “annoyed”, “invisible”, and “stereotyped” by local press coverage of the city’s black communities. They also said local news is more likely to cover stories of black people that are crime, drug or gang … Continue reading Changing the narrative of local black stories, one consultation at a time