By Ann-Marie Byrne, IIIC’s director of Learning Exchange Programs

Pictured here (from l-r) are Jude Clarke, Kim Jorgensen, Mairead Mc Mullen and Hugo Sweeney (Tyrone Donegal Partnership), Ann-Marie Byrne, Sister Lena Deevy LSA and Erika Bareiss. Mairead and Hugo were in town to plan the upcoming media program.

We are very excited to partner with the Tyrone Donegal Partnership from Omagh, County Tyrone to host their ‘Building Peace through Community Media’ Wider Horizons program here in Boston for six weeks starting in May 2012.   The program will help sixteen young Irish men and women from the north and south of Ireland, both Protestant and Catholic as they learn new media and TV production skills.

We are partnering with nine local community access TV stations in the Greater Boston area,  and we are very grateful to the Belmont Media Center, Newton Media Center, Watertown Community Access, Arlington Community Media, Cambridge Community TV, Somerville Community Access, Boston Neighborhood Network, Revere TV and Malden Access TV.