1. WIMPS.tv - Rock The Vote NI Launch


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    Short video covering the launch of Rock The Vote Northern Ireland at T13, the launch night saw local music acts perform and gig goers come together to encourage voter registration and voting.

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    • WIMPS.tv - Message to Gregory Campbell


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      Short video featuring a young Irish speaker's response to Gregory Campbell's recent controversial comments that appeared to mock the Irish language.

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      • WIMPS.tv - Votes at 16


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        Short video featuring many MLA's and MP's from the NI Assembly showing their support for the Votes at 16 campaign.

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        • Prospect Pledge at Stormont


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          Parliamentary and campaigns officer Parmjit Dhanda reports on the Prospect Pledge event at the Northern Ireland Assembly in Stormont, which was attended by politicians from across the political spectrum.

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          • WIMPS.tv - WIMPS East Belfast, East Belfast Speaks Out


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            Short video by WIMPS East Belfast covering the East Belfast Speaks Out event at Ashfield Boys School. The Crew interview organiser Peter McNiece and MLAs Chris Lyttle and Basil McCrea who were in attendance. ---- WIMPS stands for Where Is My Public Servant? We are young journalists, film makers, presenters and campaigners. At WIMPS we work to make things happen. We should that young people's opinions matter - by working on issues we care about. If you are interested in being part of WIMPS and are aged between 13 and 18, contact us through our website - http://wimps.tv.

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            • Question Time: Culture, Arts & Leisure Monday Monday 25 November 2013


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              The Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure, Carol Ní Chuilín covered a range of subjects during Question Time including Ballynagross FC, PRONI, Fishing, Commonwealth Games 2014 and the Creative Industries Innovation Fund. In a response to David McNarry regarding PRONI's target market, the Minister informed the house that during 2012/13 "PRONI welcomed almost 17,000 visitors on site and recorded over 10 million page views on the PRONI website". The Minister informed her party colleague, Mitchel McLaughlin that "the main proposed change to fishing on Lough Neagh for the 2014 season is the prohibition of the taking of salmon by means of a draft net". In a supplementary question, Michelle McIlveen asked: What efforts are the Minister and her Department making to assist members of the Lough Neagh Fishermen's Association in obtaining eel fishing permits? Is she aware that members have been threatened for having raised this issue? The Minister stated: "I am alarmed at the idea of anybody being threatened, let alone threatened for raising an issue. That is totally unacceptable." With the Commonwealth Games coming up next year, Paula Bradley and Alastair Ross asked the Minister to provide an update on what her Department is doing to support our athletes. "The NI Commonwealth Games Council is responsible for all aspects of the North of Ireland team competing in the 2014 Glasgow games." "From April 2013, in the lead-up to the games, my Department, through Sport NI, is providing direct financial assistance totalling £136,000 to the Commonwealth Games Council. That funding will help with the council's costs for staff and administration and other costs associated with attendance at the 2014 games." The Minister also stated that it was important to maintain current funding levels for our athletes. Declan McAleer asked the Minister to "...give us her assessment of how DCAL could encourage interest in the Irish language among the unionist community?" She stated: "The very essence of the Líofa initiative is to make the language accessible to all, and I firmly believe that the Irish language is. Líofa continues to implement outreach work for groups and individuals from all walks of life. For example, this week, Líofa will take part in a cross-community event in Fermanagh organised by the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland and the GAA to bring young people from Protestant and Catholic backgrounds together to explore our cultural richness through sharing and learning, music, language and culture." During an update on the Creative Industries Innovation Fund to Sandra Overend the Minister revealed: "We had a pilot scheme in a deprived area of west Belfast where we invested in iPads for schools...The evidence that came back...was that, as soon as those children and young people who had difficulties completing homework were given an iPad, they not only completed their homework but completed it in record time and expanded on it." During topical questions the Minister was asked to comment on a range of issues including: the proposed sports hub at UUJ; possible funding gap for the tour of the north international cycle race; & visitor number for the Broighter hoard exhibition in Limavady. You can read the full transcript from Question Time on our website: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Assembly-Business/Official-Report/Reports-13-14/25-November-2013/#6

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              • Question Time: Agriculture Monday 25 November 2013


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                With the coldest part of winter set to begin, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Michelle O’Neill, was questioned on what measures she has taken to account for farmers and the possible disruption to their livelihood as the threat of harsh conditions looms. The Minister demonstrated the foresight of the Department in the work of the Fodder Taskforce which was established in the wake of the cold snap experienced in Northern Ireland in spring 2013. The taskforce is made up of stakeholders in the agrifood industry and was challenged to consider the issues facing the sector in the following 12 months. An action plan was developed and approved by the Minister and the taskforce is content “all the work that is on-going and everything that they have done to date is sufficient to prepare for the winter ahead”. DARD has also been providing advice and training to help affected farmers prepare for any difficulties. The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) and the main banks have been providing advice on farm business cashflow. Even mental health issues have been addressed considering the devastating impact that severe conditions can have on a farmer’s livelihood. The Minister also provided an update on the agrifood strategy board report, ‘Going for Growth’. The report, compiled after consultation with the agrifood industry and other stakeholders, contains recommendations aimed at accelerating the growth of farming, fishing and food and drink processing in Northern Ireland to 2020. Mrs O’Neill affirmed that the department is in the final stages of consideration of the 100 recommendations arising from the report and the best way to move forward. A response to the findings will be ready “in the very near future”. When John Dallat expressed concern that good reports can sometimes end up as “dust collectors”, Mrs O’Neill assured the Member that she is “absolutely committed to ensuring that we see the recommendations through”. Funding plans are already in place – the report asks for a £400m investment from the Executive that will then leverage in £1.3bn from industry. This would be “a massive gain” and “we do not want to miss out on that opportunity”. During Question Time, the Minister also answered Members questions on the Lough Neagh Working Group, farmers’ literacy, funding for renewable energy projects as well as a range of topical questions.

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                • The Open Book Project 2013


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                  A campaign to help highlight challenges that are faced by different groups in Northern Ireland. Leornard Cheshire Disability Omagh Support and Self Help Group We too have suffered.

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                  • WIMPS.tv - MYP Reception at Stormont


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                    Short video made by East Belfast WIMPS covering the Member of Youth Parliament reception at Stormont.

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                    • Education Training Inspectorate


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                      Watch the Chairperson of the Committee for Education, Mervyn Storey MLA, as he talks about the Committee’s Inquiry into the Education Training Inspectorate and the School Improvement Process.

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