About

This site has been set up to fill a gap in media coverage of St Helena, a remote British island far to the west of Africa. There will be occasional references to other South Atlantic islands.

This site is maintained by Simon Pipe, a former print and BBC journalist who spent five months on St Helena in 1996/7, when he wrote for the St Helena News and broadcast a weekly programme on Radio St Helena. He subsequently served a brief stint as producer/presenter of the now-defunct BBC World Service programme, Calling The Falklands.

A return trip to St Helena in 2009 resulted in a dispatch for the BBC Radio 4 programme, From Our Own Correspondent, here, and a report for the BBC News website, here. Simon also helped island students make a video report that received extensive national exposure as part of the BBC News School Report project – it’s also on YouTube.

In 2012, Simon contributed a chapter about media on remote islands – including St Helena – to a book about local media: What Do We Mean By Local? Grass-Roots Journalism – Its Death and Rebirth. www.abramis.co.uk

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  1. Rob Philpott says:

    Hi Simon

    I have the photos from the St Helena book launch but have mislaid your email address. I’ll send them if you are able to remind me!

    Many thanks Rob Philpott

  2. Simon Pipe says:

    Hi Rob. It’s been a hectic week – finishing a magazine off – so it wasn’t a worry. Saw a shot in today’s St helena Independent and realised I needed to find yours. try pipes@coventry.ac.uk

    cheers!

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