Irish Central: Good Friday Agreement: New online resource presents full text with video explainers. “Activist Emma DeSouza, Oxford academic Dr. Jennifer Cassidy, and journalist Susan McKay have teamed up to present GFA Explained, a new online resource that presents the full text of the Good Friday Agreement accompanied by videos of each of the experts discussing ‘the key components of the historic text that shapes the past, present and future of Ireland and the UK.’”
Belfast Telegraph: Future of Troubles archive secured with new funding . “The future of a long-running Troubles archive has been secured. Cain is an online collection of information and materials related to Northern Ireland’s troubled past and politics. Now a donation by Initiatives of Change will enable it to be sustainable as a live, curated archive, the Ulster University has announced.”
Belfast Telegraph: BBC hits rewind on NI faces and places from past for new website. “…a new website, the first of its kind, is opening up access to a rich treasure trove of footage from BBC Northern Ireland’s archive. Weeks and months of searching through the BBC vaults in London and Belfast has unearthed more than 13,000 broadcasting gems and, as the corporation prepares to celebrate 100 years next year, the new portal is being presented as a fully searchable gift to the public.”
Belfast Telegraph: Northern Ireland civil rights history website launched. “A new website of testimony, evidence and opinion on the civil rights movement in Londonderry has been launched. Award-winning documentary producer Gavin Patton collated more than 13 hours of material over the past four years, including interviews with key protagonists as well as people who have never spoken about their part in the movement before.” 13 hours does not look right. I have reached out to Mr. Patton on Twitter and will update this story if I hear back from him Edit: Mr. Patton informs me the number is correct, and the site continues to update.
Belfast Telegraph: Archive of Northern Ireland Troubles to close. “An online archive of the Troubles is to close, it has been reported. For years, academics around the world – as well as journalists, writers and historians – have used the respected Conflict Archive on the Internet (CAIN). But BBC NI reported that the comprehensive resource, run from Ulster University’s Magee campus is to be closed.”