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Organisations

BBC
Useful access point to all BBC information on news, education.

British Film Institute
The official website of British Film Institute and its national library.

British Board of Film Classification
The British Board of Film Classification is an independent, non-governmental body which has classified cinema films. It also has education site (http://www.sbbfc.co.uk/) where you can find resouces such as readinglist and on-line seminar and podcasts on a number of topics, such as South Asian cinema and Japanese Anime.

British Council Film
British Council Film site offers good directory for UK films and filmmakers.

Colonial Film Database: Moving Images of the British Empire
The website holds detailed information over 6000 film showing images of life in the British colonies. You can search or browse for films by country, date, topic, or keyword. The project was initiated by united universities (Birkbeck and University College London) and archives (British Film Institute, Imperial War Museum and the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum) to create a new catalogue of films relating to the British Empire.

FOCAL (Federation Of Commercial Audio Visual Libraries)
Film archives/ footage.  Current 6 issues of journal ‘Archive Zones’ are freely available on the site.

Film London
Film London is the film and media agency which aims to sustains, promotes and develop London as a major international film-making and film culture capital.

Film Noir Foundation
It is a non-profit public benefit corporation created as an educational resource devoted to American’s noir heritage. The site includes video archives of interviews with key nor actors and directors.

MEDIA
MEDIA is the EU support programme for the European audiovisual industry. It promotes European audiovisual works and finances training initiatives for professionals.

National Union of Journalists
It is the main UK union representing journalists. It is an active, campaigning organisation seeking to improve the pay and conditions of its members and working to protect and promote media freedom, professionalism and ethical standards in all media.

UK Media Team
This is website of UK MEDIA Team. The website offers information on funding schemes, training courses and promotion/networking events. 

Global Voices
Global Voices a non-profit global citizens’ media project founded at Harvard Law School’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, a research think-tank focused on the Internet’s impact on society. You can browse by countries or topics.

Research Centre

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
The institute is part of Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford. You can access to conference papers, reports and publication.

MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute)
The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) was founded in 1998 in Washington to bridge the language gap between the Middle East and the West by monitoring, translating, and studying Arab, Iranian and Turkish media, schoolbooks, and religious sermons.

Centre for Cinema Studies
The Centre for Cinema Studies aims to advance the scholarly study of film and film culture in all its diversity, at the University of British Columbia and on the local, national, and global scene.