Monday, July 26, 2010


Hamish Campbell - founder of visionOntv, who has worked for the Undercurrents media NGO for 10 years. His footage from the Genoa protest in 2001 was used this year to sentence 69 Italian police to prison for human rights abuses. His "ruffcuts" distribution project was one of the most successful of its kind before the age of web video. He was a founder of European newsreal, a radical news magazine screened around the world. He made the video for the Kingsnorth climate camp appeal last year, testifying to illegal stop and search searches by the police, and screened in the Houses of Parliament.

Richard Hering - founder of visionOntv. Was an international award-winning investigative reporter for British television, revealing, among other things, the effects of Chinese nuclear tests and stopping the illegal mahogany trade from the Brazilian Amazon. He made the first ever UK mass-audience film on environmental direct action. He now aims to build an open video network which will take on the mainstream media corporations.

visionOntv - the news you don't see on the news, an online tv station with content which is very, very different. But much more than this, it is a set of tools to enable people to use video content for social change.