‘Time to find out what’s happening where you are,” we’re told.
Barely enough time to sweep over a couple of headlines, then straight on to the
weather – “the news where you are” is barely covered.
I don’t know about you, but whenever a story breaks, I hear it first from Twitter.
I see it discussed and dissected at great length on Facebook. I never have to turn
on the TV because I am connected to thousands of other people who can pass on
a piece of news like wildfire thanks to the internet.
Wouldn’t it be great to hear a news item almost first hand like this all the time,
instead of a distorted picture filtered by bias from a media broadcaster that has
its own agenda?
Scotland’s current media platform does not reflect what is truly happening in our
country and in our communities. Of course I’m interested in what is happening
worldwide, but it feels like there is a true deficit of local news. We all know of
exciting things happening in our own towns and local areas, yet very rarely do
those outside of our postcode ever hear about it.
This is where Freedom TV plan to step up and offer a media platform that allows
us to touch every area of the country without having to answer to a London-
centric broadcaster. We want to represent and report the real local news, free
from bias and with the freedom to speak on the topics and interests important to
the Scottish communities.
And this is where YOU come in.
We would love as many minds and hands as possible to join us in delivering this
vision: the people of Scotland giving their countrymen and communities a voice.
To get the ball rolling, Freedom TV will be holding a meeting on the 27th of this
month (November) in Glasgow.
The aim of this evening is to meet our volunteers, walk you through our goals
and how we plan to achieve them, and answer any questions that you may have
If you would like to attend, please RSVP in the comments below, our Facebook
page, or to our Twitter account (@_FreedomTV).
We would love to see as many people as possible involved in this project. This
was always meant to be about putting power into the hands of the Scottish
people so that a biased-free media could blossom.
After all, who knows better about local news than local people?