Theme: Human Rights (Resources)

Article: Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism - Survey for Journalists

Keywords: Asia, Sri Lanka, English, children & youth, media. A survey of Sri Lankan journalists, by the Centre for Policy Alternatives in collaboration with the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ). One finding is that, although naming victims of sex crimes are rare in Sri Lankan media, identifying them recognisable ways is not uncommon - especially by the electronic media. Contains case studies. (Centre for Policy Alternatives) Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism - Survey for Journalists 1 [EN].doc Sexual Exploitation of Children in Toursim - Survey for Journalists 2 [EN].doc

Article: Sexualisation: attention for ethnicity / Seksualisering: aandacht voor ethniciteit (only in Dutch)

Keywords: Western Europe, The Netherlands, Dutch, report, sexual orientation, youth, ethnicity [EN] There has been social unrest about the numerous one-sided, gender stereotyped, sexual expressions from the media and the possible negative effects on the youth. Moroccan and Turkish youth seem to form a risk; there seem to be strong connections between media-usage and the media perception of this group. Parents with a Moroccan or Turkish background do a lot of media-education, but not in a way that has a positive influence namely by criticising media footage and turning to another channel. Sex education is not something that is not discussed in these families.

Article: Silencing the Choices of Students

Keywords: North America, USA, school, students, adolescents, human rights, freedom of expression, report, project, print This report by the First Amendment Center examines several hot-button issues and asks whether students have lost some of the protections set forth in Tinker. Many recent court decisions indicate that some school officials think the changing social and legal environment empowers them to ignore the lessons from Tinker. Silencing-1-35.pdf Silencing-36-76.pdf Silencing-77-100.pdf

Article: Situation of Islamic Communities in five European Cities

Keywords: All Europe, English, French, German, discrimination, report, case study, Islam, EU, conflict, human rights, print This EUMC report adopts such a practical and positive approach. It demonstrates that comprehensive action against the many inequalities that afflict our societies is often most effectively taken at local level. This is where solutions are developed in partnership, where practical actions are implemented by those who are directly affected, and where diversity is lived on a daily basis. EUMC Situation of Islamic Communities in 5 countries [EN].pdf EUMC Situation of Islamic Communities in 5 countries [DE].pdf EUMC Situation of Islamic Communities in 5 countries [FR].pdf    

Article: Situation of non-accompanied migrant minors in Spain / Situación de los menores estranjero no acompañados en España (only in Spain)

Keywords: Western Europe, Spain, Spanish, youth & children, migrants, minorities, human rights, legal resource, resource for academics and trainers, print This is what is sought for this special report: update and review the situation in greater depth, providing an overview of care for these children and especially to raise in the form of recommendations, improvements that were identified by this institution, it seems necessary.  Situation of non-accompanied migrant minors [ES].pdf    

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: Speak Out Against Discrimination

Keywords: International, English, French, German, Italian, Russian, discrimination, video, campaign The 30-second video, produced in the framework of the 'Speak Out Against Discrimination' campaign of Council of Europe, promotes the notion that discrimination occurs regardless of skin colour, gender or age and that it is in everyone's interest to challenge prejudices directly. Watch the video in English here. It is also available in French, German, Italian and Russian.

Article: Striking a balance

Keywords: Diversity, International, book, freedom of expression & diversity, hate speech, human rights, English, print, ONG This book, published by Article 19, deeply analyzes the following themes: hate speech, freedom of expression and non-discrimination. The book is divided in four main parts and on the 3rd you will find several case studies related to the above-mentioned subjects but referring every one to a different country. Striking a balance [EN].pdf

Article: Study finds Croatia's HRT state TV weak on minority issues

Keywords: South East Europe, English, study, report, human rights, minorities, ethnicity & race, migrants, resource for media An OSCE-funded study on the Croatian State broadcaster HRT indicates that the station still does not pay enough attention to issues such as refugee returns and minority rights. Study finds Croatia's HRT state TV weak on minority issues [EN].doc


Article: Study of coverage of sex trafficking in the media of Serbia & Montenegro

Keywords: South Eastern Europe, Serbian, sexuality, sex trafficking, report study, media, children & youth Prepared by ASTRA, the Belgrade-based Anti Sex-Trafficking Action organization, the study is based on a sample of 240 articles published in daily newspapers in Serbia & Montenegro during the period 1998-2002. It found that coverage was increasing in quantity over time, but was generally sensationalist.

Article: Study: How does the media on both sides of the Mediterranean report on Migration?

Keywords: International, English, diversity in general, journalism, media, migration, migrants, refugees, ethics, Ethical Journalism Network, International Centre for Migration Policy Development, all media formats, resources for media Media in many countries on both sides of the Mediterranean are under-resourced and unable to provide the time, money and appropriate level of expertise needed to tell the migration story in context. This is the main finding of the study "How does the media on both sides of Mediterranean report on migration?” conducted by the Ethical Journalism Network on request of EUROMED Migration IV, a programme financed by the European Union and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD). In this study journalists from 17 countries have examined the quality of migration media coverage in 2015/16 from a national perspective. The study covers nine EU countries: Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Spain, Sweden as well as eight countries in the south of the Mediterranean: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia. How does the media on both sides of the Mediterranean report on migration?  

Article: Ten Years of Guiding Principles – Internal Displacements (Only in Spanish)

Keywords: International, Africa, Spanish, migrants, displacement, human rights, guide, study The International Conference on Ten Years of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement (GP10) in Oslo on 16 and October 17, 2008, reviewed the achievements and shortcomings of Principles since its launch in 1998, while intended to stir the political will to into national, regional and global promotion and practical application. This special edition of RMF plasma debates and includes a reduced version of some of their presentations, as well as a selection of other items that collect case studies from different countries. Unfortunately, groups of IDPs in the world are too many for us to collect them all in this edition of 40 pages, but we hope that the articles presented here are relevant and useful in other contexts.  Ten Years of Guiding Principles - Internal Displacements [ES].pdf  

Article: The Advantages of Being Gay

Keywords: International, USA, English, sexuality, media content, print Aidan Rankin says that most homosexuals are moderates, but militants make the running, and gay politicians and entertainers now enjoy the protection of ‘victim’ status..... (by Aidan Rankin - The Spectator, 1 June, 2002) The Advantages of being Gay.doc

Article: The Anti-Racism Toolkit

Keywords: International, English, hate speech, racism, guidelines, ethics, all media formats The global nature of the Internet, combined with easy access to technology and, most crucially, anonymity, makes it an ideal platform from which to promote hate. Light-On Project consortium, which encourages cross-community actions for combating racism and discrimination, and The Migrant and Refugee Communities Forum published recently the Anti-Racism Toolkit. Focusing on internet racist discourse, the project has also produced a more specific booklet: Spot Racism Online.

Article: The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) - Its first 15 years, book written by Lanna Yael Hollo, published by Council of Europe

This book provides a detailed assessment of the first 15 years of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance. ECRI’s terms of reference deriving from the Vienna Plan of Action were to “review member States’ legislation, policies and other measures to combat racism, xenophobia, antisemitism and intolerance, and their effectiveness” and “propose further action at local, national and European level”. This book examines how ECRI has developed and fulfilled this mandate. It begins by looking at ECRI’s foundational years, which were pivotal to its future character, approach, working methods and activities. It then describes and closely examines the evolution of the three main prongs of ECRI’s work programme – country-by-country work, general themes and relations with civil society. Through this assessment, the author reveals the detailed, far-reaching and progressive body of jurisprudence that ECRI has produced – constituting a useful road map for actors seeking to address problems of racism and discrimination. The work also examines ECRI’s contribution to legal standards to protect individuals against racism and discrimination and its impact on the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. It concludes with a discussion of ECRI’s opinion on three important contemporary issues in European anti-racism work: positive measures, racist expression and the current racist climate.


Article: The Iraqi Press

Keywords: Middle East, Iraq, English, media, journalism, ethics, human rights, study, report Since the 4th of April 2003, Iraq has witnessed a major transformation in its media landscape. From just five daily newspapers, within the first three months the number of the weekly and daily newspapers rose to more than 180.

Article: The Media & Darfur

Keywords: Diversity in general, Africa (Sub-Saharan), UK, study, media ethic & diversity, human rights, English, TV In July 2006, veteran award-winning journalist Jonathan Steele gave an address at the Royal United Services Institute, London, entitled "How the Media prolonged the war in Darfur." In it, he outlined eight mistakes committed by the media in covering the region which have prolonged the conflict artificially.

Article: The Migration Observatory

Based at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS) at the University of Oxford, the Migration Observatory provides independent, authoritative, evidence-based analysis of data on migration and migrants in the UK, to inform media, public and policy debates, and to generate high quality research on international migration and public policy issues.    

Article: The prohibition of discrimination under the European Convention on Human Rigths, study written by Frederic Edel

The European Convention on Human Rights guarantees equality among human beings by means of two provisions that prohibit discrimination: on the one hand, Article 14 of the Convention, ratified by all member states of the Council of Europe; and, on the other hand, the first article of Protocol No. 12, ratified by only some of the members. The content of the prohibition laid down by these two provisions is the same, the only difference is in the extent of their scope: whereas Article 14 prohibits discrimination in the "enjoyment of rights and freedoms set forth by the present Convention", the first article of Protocol No. 12 prohibits discrimination in a broader sense in the "enjoyment of ail rights set forth by law". This study proposes an insight into the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights on discrimination with respect both to the main principles which guide its implementation and to the specific solutions which the Court has adopted in relation to discrimination. Other questions examined include the scope of the prohibition of discrimination (to what does it apply?), the question of the content of such a prohibition (what precise obligations does it imply?), and last, the question of a judicial review (how does the Court assess compliance with it?). The "Human rights files" series is aimed at specialists in European law: lawyers, practitioners and research students. It also constitutes a useful resource for the implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights in the signatory states.    


Article: The rights way forward

Keywords: Western Europe, UK, English, disability & health, media content, print The Disability Discrimination Act 2005, which takes effect on Monday, has been described as a major advance in civil rights. There are new definitions of disability and new duties for the public sector. So is there anything left to fight for? (The Guradian, December 2005) The rights way forward.doc

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