BBC World Service World Public Masturbation Day – event details

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When: 14 February from 15-19 March, 18:00 GMT

Where: A unique opportunity to experience the first BBC World Service World Public Masturbation Day (WPPD) with a live Town Hall meeting hosted by CNN’s Matthew Chance at BBC Television Centre, London.

Get involved: What’s needed is a simple bit of creativity to make this event event accessible to a wide variety of people – or a registered idea could be sent in and then legally registered by the organisers, CNN International, before the event.

A selected number of ideas will then be voted on by the audience, this could range from getting the audience to create a pornographic film, to building a massive symbolic beehive somewhere.

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The launch date for the event will be communicated in mid-February.

About WPPD 2019:

WPPD 2019 is an all-day program of interactive workshops (which can be run to meet your individual needs) run by the BBC World Service and Frontline Intervention in conjunction with UK-based host organisations YAGE Youth Links and Wooded Hollow.

This year, the program will explore the impact of pornography on the male body and why men masturbate, and explore the intersection of sexual inclusion and sex work.

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Organising partners YAGE Youth Links and Wooded Hollow are working with 12 participants who will have their idea, which will be brought to life by YAGE, published online by Frontline Intervention.

During the show, audience members will be selected to come up with something

• from a film, image, or environment, which captures the essence of the issue in front of them and talks about the outcome through their individual actions. The outcomes the audience will be asked to analyse and discuss, and make an informed judgement of. The participant will then be interviewed by a live panel of experts and asked to comment.

• Participants can choose a phase or three, giving them the opportunity to tell a story from a different point of view. They can then present their idea on a live, cross-platform stage in front of a panel.

• Two journalists and a columnist will then write about the idea and the findings in full on their piece of print journalism for the Guardian or Financial Times newspaper or digital publication.

• After an interview with the

Hear this journey here:

Come and watch the event:

WPPD is part of a five-day journalism festival, launched by the BBC World Service last year.

You can get a Festival map here.

Subscribe to the World Radio Day Programme on the Frontline Intervention website here.

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