Please find attached a press release for Voice of the Traveller magazine outlining our plans to launch into general newsagents on Thursday June 20th .
I have also attached a map of the geographical areas our regional reporters cover. If you would like to get in contact with one of our regional reporters please contact us through 09064 98017.
Voice of the Traveller Magazine Launches into 1200 Newsagents Nationwide.
Since its first edition in 1991, Voice of the Traveller has become the only magazine in Ireland specifically dedicated to profiling Traveller life today. It plays a key role in profiling Traveller culture, life and heritage, while remaining focused on current affairs and topical issues pertinent to the community.
A number of different media experts and designers have helped shape the magazine over recent years. As well as our regional reporters undergoing systematic training we now feel that Voice of the Traveller is at a standard to be displayed proudly on newsagent stands.
Written by Travellers for Travellers and the wider community, Voice of the Traveller serves as a window and guarantees its readers an authentic view of a community whose coverage in mainstream tabloids tends to be unrepresented and generally negative. Our regional reporters challenge the stereotypes and negative issues that have constantly arisen and only served to limit the potential growth of our community.
In recent editions of the magazine we have featured interviews from TV personality Vincent Browne, former Dragons’ Den panellist Sean Gallagher, Irish Olympic success John Joe Nevin and ex Westlife member Kian Egan. Issues covered over the past few editions include information on educational services, a look at life inside an Irish prison from a Traveller’s perspective and recent sensation, Kelly Mongan on her future ambitions. Voice of the Traveller also has a number of regular contributors from comedian Martin “Beanz” Ward who provides a light hearted look at the community and Youth Officer Michael Kelly whose column provides information on the importance of youth work in a child’s development. The latest contributor to become involved is Trinity graduate, playwright and activist Rosaleen McDonagh.
Over the recent number of years we have become more involved in mainstream media, taking part in shows such as the very successful Truth about Travellers which first aired in 2010 as well as Paddy and Sally’s excellent adventure 2012 and Hector Goes Traveller. More recently Voice of the Traveller was profiled in RTE’s Nationwide and was described by presenter Anne Cassin as “a magnificent publication but it’s much more than that, it’s an educator, providing a link between the settled and Traveller communities”.
Regional news and information on changes to the law as well as details of upcoming events keep our readers both in Ireland and abroad informed on what’s happening within the community. The magazine is hailed as a vital information tool to those separated from the community or living abroad.
For those that are interested in reading the other side of the story this is a must read.
Voice of the Traveller Magazine
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