SavvyChavvy

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As reported by the BBC social networking site for young gypsy travellers has won an award for the social use of technology. The SavvyChavvy site was one of eight projects honoured in the UK’s Catalyst Awards that recognise technology used to serve communities.

Cool news. When back in 1991 I did my grad journalism training my pet story was on police harrassment of a gypsy family, the Sweeneys, in Cardiff. I recall when interviewed by the BBC in Cardiff for a training placement being asked how long I would run such a story and making a fatal error, answering ’20 minutes’, when the right answer was 2 minutes.