[PRESS] Engaging with Violence against women and girls – with @Rest0red

The CPS has just published a new report focusing upon Violence Against Women and Girls, a report to which Mandy Marshall, of Restored, an international Christian alliance working to transform relationships and end violence against women, has responded in this blog. There is encouragement that more prosecutions are being made, but disappointment at the number/range of possible ways in which violence are shown - including a rise in online abuse, to which I was asked to…

[REPORT] ‘Smartphone by default’ internet users from @Ofcom

Ofcom just published a new report looking a 'smartphone by default' users. The report starts: Ofcom commissioned ESRO to investigate the experiences of ‘smartphone by default’ internet users, and fieldwork was carried out in early 2016. The research project focused on those who conduct the vast majority of their online activities through their smartphone - either through choice or due to external factors limiting their access to alternative devices. The sample contained participants with a…

[PRESS] Pre-Record with Radio 4 for #BeyondBelief

So, this afternoon, I completed a pre-record for Beyond Belief on Radio 4, to be live Monday 16th May, and afterwards on iPlayer. I was in the studio with Ernie (pictured here doing a couple of recording edits), and on the line were Shelina Janmohamed, Muslim activist, and Michael O'Loughlin, author of The Tweetable Pope - who posted the following: Just recorded an interview for the #BBC program #BeyondBelief airing in the UK on May 16. #TweetablePope#religion…

[ARTICLE] The Digital Mission Field in @PreachMagazine

I was commissioned to write a piece for Preach Magazine, which, aside from the content, is beautifully designed! The piece has just come out, and is available to read in full online (pp25-29). What does it look like to reach the unreached (something that's as old as time) in a digital age? The previous edition of Preach had a range of pieces from members of the CODEC team - from page 42 there's an overview…