The CMR Twitterverse was alive with comments and retweets discussing the BBC programme The World: Cuba (BBC2 11 December 2012) with Simon Reeve’s multiple flaws, shortcomings and crass assumptions, writes Niamh Thornton.
The CMR was established in 2004 with a £3.1 million grant under the Support Programme for University Research (SPUR2). It coordinates, directs and expands upon the growing body of research that emanated from the Media Studies section in the University of Ulster. Since then, the CMR has developed a series of research strands including film, television, photography, journalism, new media technologies and interactive media. This research is both historical and contemporary and the focus is both local and global.