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Our Black Community Coverage Clinic is back, to amplify even more black voices!

It’s back! Our weekly Black Community Coverage Clinic returns this month! This free consultancy service provides marketing, communications and media support and guidance to Southampton’s black community organisation leaders and representatives. The weekly drop-in first launched in 2020, running on…

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Group to showcase what they are “Proud To Be”

Proud To Be is the theme of this year’s Black History Month and we’re running a Mobile Storytelling course with that theme! Our Version Media is Proud To Be a social enterprise equipping Southampton’s black and under-represented communities with digital media and storytelling…

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Our Version Media’s new city centre HQ

Photo credit: Chris Stephens Nearly one year since Our Version Media became an official community interest company (CIC), we are moving into our new HQ! Our new home is in Southampton’s newest creative space, MAST Mayflower Studios. MAST Mayflower Studios,…

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Founder says Southampton is more than ready for its “glow up”

Our Version Media is an official media partner of Southampton’s UK City of Culture 2025 Bid. Our founder, Veronica Gordon, has been featured in Southampton 2025’s blog. In it she revealed what she loves about Southampton, why she’s supporting the…

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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…

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Black People & Covid-19 Vaccination: Question & Answer Session

This event is a safe space for people from Hampshire’s black British, African, and Caribbean communities to discuss and ask questions about the Covid-19 vaccine. With black people in England being four times more likely to die with Covid-19 than…

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Media racism: “Sometimes things go unchallenged because they go unspoken”

More than three quarters (77.8%) of black Southampton residents who took part in our media survey said they do not feel fairly and accurately represented in local news coverage. The survey also revealed that 75% felt there was a negative…

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OVM founder awarded for “amplifying black voices”

Our Version Media’s founder, Veronica Gordon, has been awarded a Black History Month South Award for her work “amplifying black voices” in Southampton. The Award was presented during the city’s official Black History Month launch, as she was co-hosting alongside…

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