Theme: Community/Minority Media (Resources)

Article: Gypsies and Gagé: cultural differences and prejudices about cultural differences / Zingari e Gagé: differenze culturali e pregiudizi sulle differenze culturali (only in Italian)

Keywords: Western Europe, Italy,italian,ethnicity, gypsy, gagé, media content, on-line article, social diversity models, resources for all, online This long article is case study about one primary school in Bologna (Italy) about the prejudices regarding chikdrens of gypsy and gagé families. www.click.vi.it  

Article: Intensify or align? / Verscherpen of verbinden? (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, The Netherlands, Dutch, resources for all, media ethics and diversity, multiculturalism, intervention, print. [DU] Debat over de rol van media en opinieleiders in de multiculturele samenleving [EN] Debate about the role of the media and opinion leaders in the multicultural society   Intensify or align.doc    

Article: Intercultural Media Education / Chancen und Perspektiven interkultureller Medienpädagogik (only in German)

Keywords: International, Western Europe, Germany, German, entertainment education, education, study, children & youth, immigration, socially disadvantaged groups, media development, community/minority media, media content, resource for all, print, online Given the youth riots in France in autumn 2005, also in Germany the debate on migration and integration grows. In this context, Horst Niesyt lectures on self-understanding and goals of intercultural media work. Here he goes to the question of just how children and young people from socially and educationally disadvantaged backgrounds and offers ways of how intercultural media education can be achieved. Practical examples of research illustrate the conceptual thinking on a subject-oriented media work with children and young people from migration contexts. The article appears in the GMK-Series (2006).  Intercultural Media Education [DE].pdf  

Article: Islam Channel is Sowing Suspicion Between Different Religious Communities, a Report by Quilliam Has Found

A new report by Quilliam has found that the Islam Channel, the UK’s most watched Muslim TV channel, is sowing suspicion between different religious communities and promoting intolerance and prejudice. The report, based on Quilliam’s recording and monitoring of the channel’s output over a three-month period, found that there were several key problematic trends in its output: Promotion of backward attitudes to women. The Islam Channel’s presenters and preferred guests repeatedly promote socially conservative, Wahhabi-influenced views of women, which see female freedom as a threat to social harmony. Intolerance towards other sects and religions. Religious preachers featured on Islam Channel programmes such as IslamiQA repeatedly make derogatory remarks to the followers of other forms of religious expression and urge viewers to reject the practices of non-Muslims and non-Wahhabi Muslims alike. Promotion of extremism. The Islam Channel has also promoted extremist individuals and groups, for instance, by advertising recorded lectures by Anwar al-Awlaki, the pro-al-Qaeda preacher, on the channel and allowing members and supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir to host religious programmes. The Channel also uses the phrase ‘human bombs’ to describe suicide bombers. The Islam Channel’s Chief Executive is Mohammed Ali Harrath who has been convicted in Tunisia on terrorism-related offences and who is the subject of an Interpol Red Notice. He was most recently arrested in relation to this in South Africa in January 2010. Harrath has regularly advised key parts of the British government, including the police force, on how they should tackle extremism and terrorism. Quilliam calls on Ofcom, the UK broadcasting regulator, to hold a full investigation into the Islam Channel’s recent output. Talal Rajab, the report’s author, says: “Islam Channel is the most watched Muslim TV channel in the UK. Unfortunately during the three-month period that we monitored its output, it repeatedly promoted bigoted and reactionary views towards women, non-Muslims and other Muslims who follow different versions of Islam. Although the channel does not directly call for terrorist violence, it clearly helps to create an atmosphere in which religiously-sanctioned intolerance and even hatred might be seen as acceptable.” “By promoting a single narrow version of Islam – namely Saudi Wahhabism – at the expense of more diverse and tolerant schools of Islamic thought, the Islam Channel is wasting an enormous opportunity to positively shaping British Islam. Young British Muslims need real answers on how to live as citizens in a pluralist, secular and diverse society. Unfortunately instead of providing useful guidance the Channel promotes an intolerant rigid and out-of-date form of Islam that is of no benefit to either Muslims or society as whole.”  

Article: Jewish and Arab journalism students working together

Keywords: Middle East, Arabic, project/initiative, media content, conflict, religion & belief, ethnicity MDI's 'Finding common ground in Israel - Jewish and Arab journalism students working together' project culminated with the students producing a 24-page, bi-lingual coexistence newspaper supplement, 100,000 copies of which were then circulated into their northern Israeli community as an insert in local Arabic-language and Hebrew-language newspapers.

Article: Joint Israeli-Palestinian Media Discourse Project

Keywords: Middle East, English, conflict, media. "Words Can Kill, Too" is a joint Palestinian-Israeli action for an alternative public and media discourse run by the ‘Keshev - Center for Protection of Democracy in Israel ' and ‘Miftah - The Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy'. The aim of the project is to encourage a public and media discourse free of incitement, prejudice and dehumanization of the other in Israel and Palestine , through monitoring, research, advocacy, and lobbying activities. Joint Israeli-Palestinian Media Discourse Project [EN].pdf  

Article: Media Against Intolerance and Discrimination

Keywords: Eastern Europe, Estonia, Russia, English, general diversity, ethnicity, human rights, EU, report, guide, online A report with the results of the monitoring of Estonian media in year 2005. It focuses on how media responded to the following issues: equal treatment, concrete cases from Estonia, EU related legislation and policies, stereotypes, clichés... Secondly, it analyses cases of discrimination of ethnic minorities in Estonia retrieved by the LICHR on the telephone hotline from the victims of discrimination.

Article: Media and Diversity in Europe 2008

Keywords: All Europe, Netherlands, study, ethnicity, ethics, human rights, EU, online Mira Media is the Dutch centre of expertise on Media and Diversity. It's main goal is to achieve more diversity and 'ethnic' pluralism by supporting the participation of immigrants in the Dutch media. Mira Media has no broadcasting time but it co-operates closely with Dutch national and local (public and commercial) broadcasters.

Article: Media and migration: the controversial terms of a complex debate / Media e migrazione: i termini controversi di un dibattito complesso (only in Italian)

Keywords: All regions, italian, migrants, article, social diversity models, resource for academics and NGOs, online This article deals with the subjects of migrations in Europe and diversity. In particular it questions about the representation of “the other” that European people have, towards migrant people. http://www.radio1812.net/it/book/export/html/2842

Article: Media for Social Change – Kafunda Stage Scripts

Keywords: International, Africa, Uganda, English, AIDS & health, entertainment education, education, media content, script, sample, campaign, media literacy, community/minority media, resource for all, radio Beginning in 1995, a series of mass media and community level activities have been conducted to deliver the campaign message, "Safer sex or AIDS: The choice is in your hands." for the AIDS prevention campaign for young men and women in Uganda. Mass media materials include posters, Straight Talk newsletters, radio spots, and a weekly radio programme for youth in English and three vernacular languages. In April 1996 the project began broadcasting weekly radio program produced in English, Luganda and Runyankole, the program incorporates an ongoing serial drama called "Kafunda Stage", popular music, and answers to listeners' letters by Dear Auntie (for girls) and Dear Big Brother (for boys). This binder includes scripts for "Kafunda Stage" radio drama.  KAFUNDA Stage - script 2 [EN].pdf  KAFUNDA Stage - script 3 [EN].pdf  KAFUNDA Stage - script 4 [EN].pdf  KAFUNDA Stage - Script 5 [EN].pdf  KAFUNDA Stage - script [EN].pdf

 

Article: MEDIVA - Media For Diversity And Migrant Integration Consolidating Knowledge & Assessing Media Practices across the EU

The MEDIVA project (http://www.eui.eu/Projects/MEDIVA/Home.aspx) seeks to strengthen the capacity of the media to reflect the increasing diversity of European societies and thus foster a better understanding of immigrant integration processes at a time when social cohesion and integration policies are put to the test by an acute economic crisis. To achieve this aim, the project will: 1. survey existing studies/projects assessing the media capacity to reflect diversity and promote migrant integration (looking at 5 aspects: content of news, news making and programme production, recruitment,employment, training) across Europe: http://www.eui.eu/Projects/MEDIVA/Reports.aspx 2.  create a searchable database of these studies: http://mediva-project.eu/db/bibliography 3. create a set of Indicators assessing the capacity of the media to reflect diversity and promote integrations 4. assess 30 selected media outlets (TV channels, newspapers, news web sites) across Europe on the basis of these indicators; 5. organize 5 Internat.Workshops to present the database, the indicators and discuss how they can be used 6. create and use a targeted e-mail list of relevant stakeholders to disseminate the project results (database, indicators, their use for policy assessment/policy design and journalist training). In addition, MEDIVA offers Non Discrimination Provisions in Codes of Practice/ Ethics of Journalists in 27 EU Member States: http://www.eui.eu/Projects/MEDIVA/NonDiscriminationinJournalisticCodesofPract/Index.aspx    

Article: MEDIVA offers a searchable database of studies/projects related to the media and immigration

The MEDIVA project seeks to strengthen the capacity of the media to reflect the increasing diversity of European societies and thus foster a better understanding of immigrant integration processes at a time when social cohesion and integration policies are put to the test by an acute economic crisis. The MEDIVA project surveys existing studies/projects assessing the media capacity to reflect diversity and promote migrant integration (looking at 5 aspects: content of news, news making and programme production, recruitment,employment, training) across Europe; Moreover, the MEDIVA offers a searchable database of these studies: http://mediva-project.eu/db/bibliography    

Article: MEDIVA reports assessing existing studies/projects regarding diversity in media

The MEDIVA project (http://www.eui.eu/Projects/MEDIVA/Home.aspx) seeks to strengthen the capacity of the media to reflect the increasing diversity of European societies and thus foster a better understanding of immigrant integration processes at a time when social cohesion and integration policies are put to the test by an acute economic crisis. To achieve this aim, the project will: 1. survey existing studies/projects assessing the media capacity to reflect diversity and promote migrant integration (looking at 5 aspects: content of news, news making and programme production, recruitment,employment, training) across Europe: http://www.eui.eu/Projects/MEDIVA/Reports.aspx

Article: Migrants and their descendants - Guide to policies for the well-being of all in pluralist societies, published by the Council of Europe

Migration to and within Europe has profoundly changed the life and image of the continent. This guide offers theoretical and practical tools for an innovative approach to a key political issue: how, along with our immigrant fellow-citizens, can we build a fair and plural society that ensures the well-being or all? By moving beyond rigid categories like "foreigner", "immigrant" and "illegal , and ambiguous concepts like "identity", "diversity , "immigration control and "integration", this guide suggests that policy makers, civil servants and citizens need to question their own vocabulary if they are to grasp the complexity and uniqueness or people's migration paths. Perceiving migrants simply from the host country's point or view - the security, well-being and life-style of its nationals - has limitations. We cannot see people of foreign origin only as a threat or a resource to be exploited. If we see them as stereotypes, we are seeing only a mirror of European fears and contradictory aspirations. This guide helps readers decode and address the structural problems of our society, looking at the accusations made against migrants and the utilitarian view or the advantages that immigrants bring to host societies. In publishing this guide, the Council or Europe is seeking to initiate an in-depth debate on the migration issue, which is so high on the European political agenda. http://book.coe.int/sysmodules/RBS_page/admin/redirect.php?id=36&lang=EN&produit_aliasid=2592

Article: MondoMigrante.it (only in Italian)

Keywords: Italy, Italian, radio, social, communication, media, website, minorities, culture, immigrants, intolerance, advertising campaign, ethnicity & race, social diversity models, initiative/Project, community/minority media, radio, online media Mondomigrante is a social communication project, promoted by the Italian radio “Contatto Radio – Popolare Network”. It is at the same time: a radio program, an advertising campaign against intolerance and a website. The radio program pays a lot of attention to topical news, culture, the third sector and to foreign communities and minorities living on the territory of Massa – Carrara (north/centre of Italy). www.mondomigrante.it  

Article: Mopani Junction: Zimbabwean radio soap opera on HIV/AIDS

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, English, media, health, sexuality, good practice, radio. Mopani Junction is a 104-episode radio soap opera about HIV/AIDS that is broadcast in Zimbabwe in three languages: English, Ndebele, and Shona. The series aims to challenge individuals, families, and communities to move beyond awareness of HIV/AIDS by thinking, talking, and taking action to protect and care for themselves and others. (Communication Initiative) Mopani Junction - Zimbabwean radio soap opera on HIV-AIDS [EN].doc

Article: Muppets enter the Middle East peace process

Keywords: Middle East, English, good practise, conflict, media, resource for trainers, visual Where countless politicians and diplomats have failed, Elmo, Cookie Monster and their "Sesame Street" buddies are on a mission to promote peace and tolerance in the Middle East. A programming experiment using the Muppet characters has been widely welcomed by parents, educators and the media. But the Muppets are not without their critics in Israel, the Palestinian Authority and Jordan.

Article: Muslim women in the Spanish press

Keywords: Western Europe, Spain, English, journalism, ethics, terrorism, case study, study, print Prior to March 11, 2004, Muslim women were generally depicted by the Spanish press as subordinate and submissive. This chapter explores how and in what ways the terrorist attack in Madrid impacted the media’s representation of Muslim women. Muslim women in the spanish press [EN].pdf

Article: National Minorities: The Role of the Media in Integration of the Roma Community

Keywords: Eastern Europe, study, report, roma, media development, community/minority media The Roma have recently received the status of a national minority in Yugoslavia - and thereby the right to the support of the state and the media to the formation of the Roma editorial offices in different regions.

Article: Policies and practices for teaching sociocultural diversity - Diversity and inclusion: challenges for teacher education

This fourth and final volume of the series of publications from the Council of Europe project Policies and Practices for Teaching Sociocultural Diversity (2006-09) includes case studies presented at the final conference held in Oslo (Norway) from 26 to 28 October 2009. These concrete examples illustrate the conditions of implementation and adaptation to national contexts of the "Framework of teacher competences for engaging with diversity", which is one of the final products of the project. The competences, which break down into three main groups, namely "Knowledge and Understanding", "Communication and Relationships" and "Management and Teaching", encourage future teachers to reflect on and identify their own personal positions, in various environments, in order to develop a clearer sense of their ethnic and cultural identities and to examine their attitudes vis-à-vis different groups of students. http://book.coe.int/sysmodules/RBS_page/admin/redirect.phpid=36&lang=EN&produit_aliasid=2574    

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