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RTS Wales Student Television Awards 2018
We are pleased to announce the winners of our Awards, presented by Daniel Glyn on the 31st January at the ATRiuM, at the end of the Industry Day event.
Congratulations to them, and good luck to all the nominees in their future careers!
Read More, including the citations, in Awards
Read More about the whole day in Reports
RTS Wales Centre Christmas Event
For our last event of 2017, Amanda Rees, S4C’s Creative Content Director, (left, with Judith Winnan), set out her vision for the year ahead. She said that S4C, “aims to create the conversation, touch the heart, and fire the imagination”.
That was at the Cameo Club, Pontcanna, on Wednesday, 13th December.
Read More in Reports
Celtic Media Festival
We are looking forward to welcoming the Festival to Wales. It is to be held in Llanelli from the 2nd to the 4th May 2018.
RTS Wales Annual Lecture
'Who here is on Facebook?'. asked Leighton Andrews, beginning his lecture, Facebook, The Media and Democracy, at the Senedd on the 19th October.
Events during 2016 brought specific focus to the question of ‘fake news’ and the role of internet intermediaries such as Facebook, targeted heavily by fake news creators and ‘bots’ used by hostile countries to spread disinformation.
Introduced by Bethan Jenkins AM, Chair of Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee, Leighton Andrews explained that Facebook is a ‘media organisation’ – yet it lies outside the scope of media regulation, and asked, 'should it?'.
Read More in Reports
A video of the lecture is available
"Sweet Sixteen: A Transgender Story"
For our first event of the Autumn, we presented a discussion on transgender representation in the media, based on the above film, an intimate and candid coming-of-age film following a Welsh transgender teenager, Llyr Jones, as she turned 16.
Following the discussion, the panel (right), which included Lyr herself, answered questions from the audience about the portrayal of the transgender community in the media.
That was at the USW ATRiuM on Tuesday 12th September.
RTS Cymru Wales Blog
For the second article in our blog, we thank Ian Jones, CEO S4C, for his exclusive article on the importance of diversity and plurality in the media in Wales.
"... it’s clear that S4C’s very existence is in itself an exercise in diversity, because what has been achieved is that in S4C the UK has a service that not only gives a voice and a platform to a minority community, it also ensures that people from that background have been given a pathway via which they can reach for and achieve “success” on a domestic and international stage."
RTS Wales Web Addresses
We have arranged for our home page to be accessed using the URL rts.org.uk/cymru . You are still able to use rts.org.uk/wales , of course. Bookmark them both!
Welsh RTS Promo Video
We produced a video about the RTS, with captions in Welsh, ready for the National Eisteddfod.
(Thanks to committee member, Kym Epton.)
RTS Promo Video
The promotional film, made by RTS Bristol Vice Chair John Durrant, highlights the work of the RTS within the television industry.
If that has whetted your appetite to know more about the RTS, have a look at our own video, A Year in the Life of the RTS in Wales.
Special Offers for RTS Wales Members!
We have arranged for our members to get special rates at the Park Plaza hotel, and at the Laguna Health and Spa, on Greyfriars Road in Cardiff.
Interested? Take a look at our Television magazine, then join the RTS!