Theme: Community/Minority Media (Resources)

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.      

Article: Press Link Database / PersLink Database (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, The Netherlands, Dutch, diversity in general, other web resources, all themes, resource for all [DU] Perslink is een digitale telefoongids met informatie die de reguliere telefoongids meestal niet  bevat. Hier vinden journalisten en programmamakers hun collega’s, voorlichters, bestuurders, politici en deskundigen op velerlei terrein. Met de gegevens van naar schatting 10.000 organisaties en 25.000 contactpersonen is Perslink een uniek en noodzakelijk stuk gereedschap voor de dagelijkse werkzaamheden van journalisten en programmamakers. Perslink is 11 september 2002 in gebruik gesteld. De samenwerkende partners, NOS, Mira Media, NVJ en IRP hebben bewust gekozen voor deze datum, omdat na de aanslagen in New York precies een jaar eerder nog eens extra duidelijk is geworden dat de media worstelen met de vraag hoe een representatief en genuanceerd beeld te geven van onze pluriforme samenleving. Bevordering van de zichtbaarheid in de media van deskundigen met een niet-Nederlandse culturele achtergrond, alsook die van deskundige vrouwen, zodat meningen en opvattingen vanuit alle bevolkingsgroepen gelijkwaardig aan bod komen en alle groepen zich in de media kunnen herkennen, is een van de uitgangspunten van Perslink. De andere doelstelling is om journalisten en programmamakers de kortste weg naar de juiste organisatie en woordvoerder te wijzen. [EN] PersLink is a private internet-database for journalists and program makers and at the same time a place where you can get you or your company more accessibility. PersLink contains names of thousands of organizations, media representatives, media spokesmen, directors, politicians, experts, web addresses, email addresses, mobile, private and work telephone numbers. Besides trying to get journalists and program makers in contact with the right network, organization or person, PersLink also focuses on the visibility of experts in the media with a non-Dutch background together with that of female experts, so that opinions and views from all population groups can be heard evenly in the media.       

Article: Racial abuse in public – a cameraman of the Australian Nine News called a citizen terrorist

This video footage shows a scandalous public racial abuse expressed in April 2010 by a cameraman of the Australian Nine News. A brawl between two Australian citizens and the TV crew started in front of the Melbourne Magistrate Court. Father and son, both Muslims, have been permanently pursued by the TV crew, and then the cameraman called the father ‘terrorist’, just because of his ethnic origins. Here is the video footage of the whole event:      

Article: Radio Maendeleo and the regional peace process in Eastern Congo

Keywords: Africa, Congo, English, report, study, radio, media, ethics, conflict, edutainement, entertainment education As one of the few independent media outlets in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, Radio Maendeleo (RM), a local community radio station based in the town of Bukavu, the provincial capital of the South Kivu province, has broadcast content of political and development nature for the past nine years.

Article: Radio Talkshow Addresses Freedom of Religion in Georgia

Keywords: Georgia, English, religion & belief, human rights, media content, radio, online A radio talkshow on the problematic issue of freedom of religion kicked off a series of ODIHR sponsored human rights awareness raising programmes in Georgia. Radio Talkshow Addresses Freedom of Religion in Georgia [EN].doc

Article: Refugees in the picture / Vluchtelingen in beeld (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, the Netherlands, Dutch, refugees and migrants, other web resource, media ethics and diversity. DU] Een verslag van een presentatie gehouden door Bart Top over vluchtelingen in de media [EN] A report on a presentation held by Bart Top about refugees and the media.    

Article: Regional Review Report 2001-2004

Keywords: International, South & South Eastern Europe, English, general diversity, minorities, report, print A summary of 220 local projects aiming to promote respect for minorities and diversity in five southern European countries (2004) Regional Review Report 2001-2004[EN].pdf

Article: Report From The Open Society Foundations - “Muslims in Marseille”

The At Home in Europe Program of the Open Society Foundations has published its report “Muslims in Marseille”. This report offers unique insight into the daily lives and experiences of Marseille’s Muslim and non-Muslim residents in the 3rd arrondissement. Based on qualitative interviews with 300 people including local officials, members of civil society and community leaders, the report explores various spheres of participation by its residents, their needs and concerns, and to what extent local policymakers and communities understand and engage with each other to realise these needs. The Marseille study is part of an 11 city reports series, entitled “Muslims in EU Cities”. Findings from the Muslims in Marseille Report Among Muslims 55 per cent said they felt they belonged to Marseille, while nearly 70 per cent of non-Muslims indicated a sense of belonging to their city A sense of belonging to France was not strongly pronounced, with Muslims declaring significantly less attachment to France than non-Muslims People in the 18th arrondissement were not divided by their basic values: 67 per cent stated that “people in this neighbourhood share the same values”, a score that is unexpectedly high More than 40 per cent of Muslim and non-Muslim respondents agreed that racial prejudice is prevalent and widespread For the whole report click the link:  

Article: Report Media

Keywords: Spanish, English, Italian, intercultural media, minority media, minorities, media, report, intercultural projects, diversity This report is divided in several chapters dealing with the following subjects: intercultural media, minority media, out reach to minorities, campaign and information dissemination, truly intercultural projects. Report_Media [EN].pdf Report_media[ES].pdf Report_media[ITA].pdf

Article: Representation and reality of the complex Balkan conflicts: photography, newspaper article and the documentary

Keywords: Western Europe, Italy, Italian, Balkans, conflict, photojournalism, media, documentary, newspaper article, Osservatorio Balcani, print A study about the different ways of treating the Balkan conflicts by the media. The photojournalism, the newsaper article and the documentary, between reality and representation. Here they are presented the case studies of Claus Bjorn Larsen, Gill Peress, Paolo Rumiz e Andrea Rossini.

Article: Second Study on Diversity and Equality in the French-speaking press in Belgium

Keywords: Europe, Belgium, French, diversity, gender, equality, disability, minorities, ethics, study, survey, print, press Four years after the publication of a Study on Diversity and Equality in the French-speaking press in Belgium, the Association of Professional Journalists (AJP) disclosed new findings in 2014. The francophone press in Belgium is still largely male-dominated (82.69%) and no change has been reported since the publication of the first Study in regards to gender equality. However, the comparison between the results of the two studies shows that the number of "non-white" people in the French-speaking press in Belgium doubled in three years, from 17% in 2011 to 34% in 2014. People with disabilities representing 0.16% of the news coverage are still the most excluded social group in the French-speaking press in Belgium. The study is available in French. Study on Diversity and Equality in the French-speaking press in Belgium 2014.pdf

Article: Sex Trafficking in Monternegro

Keywords: South Eastern Europe, English, sex, gender, youth, media content, print This package of articles was produced during a team reporting project in Podgorica, Montenegro. The project involved seven print journalists from different ethnic groups and media organizations within Montenegro. The stories appeared in Monitor magazine and were made available to all other media organizations through Montena-Fax.

Article: Sexist Messages and the Media

Keywords: Eastern Europe, English, gender, media, human rights, article, minorities groups, environment Hungary has developed a public awareness of environmentalism, and a strong minority rights watch group stands up against racism. On the other hand, there are only light traces of sensitivity toward stereotypes of women and sexist utterances. Article by Miklos Sukosd - RD Manual, 1997. Sexist Messages and the Media [EN].doc

Article: Shifting Sands: The Impact of Satellite TV on Media in the Arab World, is a report produced for CIMA, by Deborah Horan

CIMA is pleased to release a new report, Shifting Sands: The Impact of Satellite TV on Media in the Arab World, by Deborah Horan, a veteran journalist with extensive experience reporting from the Middle East. Today, media in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are freer than they were a decade ago, with a proliferation of satellite television news channels leading the way. Arab newscasts cover events in real time, sometimes scooping their Western competition with spot news coverage of regional events. Government-run media have been forced to compete or lose audiences. Yet most governments in the MENA region have managed to retain a tight grip on media, whether through the arbitrary application of restrictive and vague press laws or limits on media production. This report examines the positive effects satellite coverage has had on the media environment and the reasons why the region still lacks overall media freedom. On the Web site there is a comprehensive bibliographic database of media assistance resources with information on more than 800 reports, articles, books, and manuals related to the media assistance field..

Article: Social Uses of Commercial Soap Operas; Miguel Sabido

Keywords: International, English, South America, diversity in general, entertainment education, education, methodology, article, interview, media literacy, community/minority media, resource for NGOs/trainers and media, radio This is an interview with Miguel Sabido, the noted writer-producer-director of theatre and soap operas in Mexico, who was instrumental in formulating a theory-based production method for the social use of commercial soap operas. Sabido’s work in Mexico spawned the entertainment-education strategy, which Professor Everett M. Rogers, the noted communication scholar, has referred to as being “the most significant idea” in the realm of development communication in the past 50 years.  Social Uses of Commercial Soap Operas; Miguel Sabido [EN].pdf  

Article: SOS Mom

Keywords: South Eastern Europe, children, diversity, media content, initiatives/projects "If someone would say that he was taking our mom away, I would run after her and not let her go," Azra, 10, says as she sits in the lap of her mother, Hidajeta. She pulls her hands and kisses them, while Hidajeta gently strokes her hair.


Article: Spaces of Inclusion Study: Community Media and Refugees

Keywords: International, English, migration, migrants, refugees, Council of Europe, Europe, European Parliament, COMMIT, community media, inclusion, freedom of expression, study, resources for media “The Spaces of Inclusion” is a report on the role of community media for refugees and migrants. It was published by the Council of Europe. Community Media Institute (COMMIT) based in Austria was commissioned by the Information Society Department of Council of Europe Directorate General of Human Rights and Rule of Law to realize this study. What role do media in general and community media in particular play for (recently arrived) refugees and migrants in response to their particular needs and with regard to their human right to freedom of expression, which includes the right to information? This is the research question which the authors of this explorative study set out to respond. Council of Europe and COMMIT - Spaces of Inclusion Study  

Article: STIMME – journal from and for minorities

Keywords: Diversity in general, children & youth, magazine, print, Italian, English, media content, disability & mental illness, older people, ethnicity & race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, social diversity models The "STIMME von und für Minderheiten" (voice from and for minorities) is a magazine, published quarterly, that deals with different topics concerning minorities. With the term minority they want to include everybody who is marginalised and discriminated, whether it is for ethnical, religious, sexual, disability or social reasons. The aim is to find common interests among different groups and to establish a counter public for minorities. In doing so the "STIMME" provides information and reflections about current minority issues, mostly on an intellectual level.

Article: Technology, Gender and Power in Africa

Keywords: Africa, English, gender, technology, power, politics, development, education, indicator, review, book This book, published by the International Development Research Centre, demonstrates that the study of gender relations and the power of women is central to an evaluation of development efforts in Africa.

Article: The Plight of the Mentally ill in Bulgaria

Keywords: Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, English, mental health, socially disadvantaged people, media content, print The shelter for mentally disturbed people in the Bulgarian village of Podgumer is among the best such institutions in the country, but only because all the others are much worse. "I came here 16 years ago. Until then I knew the inside of concentration camps only from the movies, but now

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