Theme: Freedom of Expression (Resources)

Article: When most of your school is gay

Keywords: North America, USA, children and youth, education, sexuality, media content Are pupils at the world's first "gay" state school victims of segregation or symbols of progressive thinking? (by Paul Henley - BBC News, 19 November 2004) WHen most of your school is gay.doc

Article: Who Makes the News?: Global Media Monitoring Project 2015

Keywords: International, English, diversity, womken, journalism, reporters, research, study, statistics, all media formats, online, traditional media, resources for media Global Media Monitoring Project 2015 key findings suggest there have been only slight improvements in the past 20 years concidering women's inclusion in the global media. For example, since 2005 the overall number of women newsmakers rose only by 1 percent - up to 24 percent in total in the traditional media (newspapers, radio, television). The new digital age did not stimulate the change either, as only 26 percent of newsmakers online are women. Only 1 out of 10 news stories features women and women's issues as their topics. Also, there has been no rise in the number of female reporters in the last decade. There is only 37 percent female reporters around the globe.

Article: Who’s afraid of WTO? Cultural trade and diversity

Keywords: Western Europe, North America, freedom of expression & diversity, media ethics & diversity, English, visual media This report underlines the idea that the medium of the screen plays is a very significant part in a nation’s culture, the formation of its values and in the common conversation necessary to underpin and develop democracy and cultural identity. Some countries for example, notably France, Canada and South Korea, have deployed a significant and complex range of special measures to support and sustain the production and exhibition of their national films, drama and documentary. Who’s afraid of WTO Cultural trade and diversity [EN].doc

Article: Will populist TV be popular?

Keywords: Western Europe, the Netherlands, freedom of expression, ethnicity/race, social diversity models, print, resources for all, religion The word 'populist' is generally used as a smear against the new Dutch right wing. But the politicians and sympathisers launching the Populist Broadcasting Company are proud to use the term. They want to produce television and radio that puts respect for Dutch culture first, and counterbalances what they see as a ruling leftwing elite. Will populist TV be popular [EN].doc

Article: Young and Wilders / Jong en Wilders (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, the Netherlands, Dutch, Geert Wilders, youth, freedom of expression, conflict, media content, documentary, religion, social diversity models, visual, media organizations [EN] A documentary made by Zembla; 54 % of the youth, ranging from between 14 and 16 years old, think negative about Muslims. That came out of a research done by professor H. Dekker from the University of Leiden and the University of Utrecht. The research made clear that the most important reason for this negative attitude comes from the lack of direct contact with Muslims. Another reason for the negative feelings are the opinion of friends and parents. Boys are more negative than girls and an opinion of 15 years old today is difficult to change unless something very radical happens.  In the Zembla- episode ‘Young and Wilders’ young people talk openly about the problems that they have with foreigners and the Islam.   [DU] Een documentaire door Zembla;  54% van de jongeren, in de leeftijd van 14 tot 16 jaar, denkt negatief over moslims. Dat blijkt uit een onderzoek van professor H. Dekker van de Universiteit Leiden en de Universiteit Utrecht. Het onderzoek wijst verder uit dat de belangrijkste verklaring voor deze negatieve houding het gebrek aan direct contact met moslims is. Andere verklaringen voor de negatieve gevoelens zijn de mening van beste vrienden en ouders. Jongens zijn negatiever dan meisjes en een negatieve houding van een 15-jarige anno nu is moeilijk te veranderen tenzij er iets heel ingrijpends gebeurt. In de ZEMBLA-aflevering ‘Jong en Wilders’ praten jongeren openhartig over de problemen die zij hebben met allochtonen en de Islam. www.zembla.vara.nl

Article: [DU] Debat over de rol van media en opinieleiders in de multiculturele samenleving

Keywords: Western Europe, The Netherlands, Dutch, refugees & migrants, other web resource, media ethics and diversity, resource for all, print [DU] Hoe is het gesteld met de positie van vluchtelingen in de media? En welke mogelijkheden zijn er om een grotere inbreng van vluchtelingen in de media te krijgen? VON en Mira Media organiseerden daarover op 18 juni een werkconferentie. Aanzet tot discussie werd gegeven door journalist en communicatieadviseur Frank Siddiqui, de uit Engeland afkomstige Terry Williams en Arnob Chakrabarty van On File.  [EN] What is the current situation of refugees in the media? An analysis on the situation a few years ago till now plus tips and suggestions for refugees that would like to become active in the media.  www.miramedia.nl    

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