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25 June 2007

Site to highlight women in politics

By Mike Butcher

MP Margaret Moran is working with a group of female journalists to produce a site that would provide audio and visual content from a range of sources. The BBC and Parliament have said they will make content that had already been broadcast available for streaming through the site. Women’s Parliamentary Radio, as the project is called, is now looking for funds to develop and launch the site which will highlight women’s contribution to Parliament and encourage other women to become more politically engaged. However, I daresay a savvy teenager could whip up a mashup of a blog and some youtube videos in half an hour so I’m not sure how much funds they really need. Shouldn’t the BBC support this kind of thing anyway?

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