Theme: Social Diversity Models (Resources)

Article: Too little woman in media (only in Dutch)

Keywords: The Netherlands, Dutch, woman, gender, television, media content, online media An article about the scarcity of woman in the Dutch media. According to the website, men speak five times more than woman in the media. 75 percent of the Dutch society thinks that women have to get a bigger role in the media.  

Article: Tracking Gender Equity under Economic Reforms – South Asia

Keywords: Asia, South Asia, English, book, gender, economic reform, development, guide, indicator One of the things that this book attempts is to provide a forum of interaction between these two genres of gender researchers through the introduction of some ‘non-conventional’ indicators of gender bias designed to measure gender-related stress, anxiety and violence, which can be then be mapped onto the other, more conventional ones.

Article: Trading places: Arab and American reporters sample each other's cultures

Keywords: International, North America, Middle East, English, media, report, journalism, good practise Journalists in America and the Middle East are trading places as part of an exchange program which aims to bridge cultural and political gaps between peoples. Trading places - Arab and American reports sample each others cultures [EN].doc

Article: TV Sitcoms and Gender

Keywords: International, USA, UK, English, media, TV, gender, ethics, study, media content, project, gender A scene and a fixed group of individuals are the starting point for a sitcom, a roughly half-hour, comedic television series. In his essay "TV sitcoms and Gender" Roy Stafford covers the gender representation in American and Anglo-Saxon sitcoms.

Article: UK press coverage of asylum issues can be linked to racist attacks

Keywords: Western Europe, English, refugees migrants, media article, media coverage, media, report study. Press coverage of asylum issues in the UK can be linked to racist attacks and street harassment, say academics in a new report, 'Media Image, Community Impact'. The first research of its kind, it says negative reporting in UK newspapers triggers hostile actions because it increases community tension. The report was prepared by the Information Centre About Asylum and Refugees (ICAR), and commissioned and funded by the Mayor of London. Full ICAR Media-Refugees Relations Report [EN].pdf Executive summary of ICAR Report [EN].pdf ICAR Information about the report [EN].doc BBC coverage of the report [EN].doc

Article: Voices from Villages: Community Radio in the Developing World, Report Released by CIMA

CIMA is pleased to release a new report, Voices from Villages: Community Radio in the Developing World, by Mary Myers, an expert on international media development with many years of experience in this field. Since the 1990s community radio has mushroomed throughout the developing world, and international aid agencies are showing ever greater interest in community media's ability to inform and empower. Voices from Villages explores the reasons for this expansion and the constraints and challenges community radio still faces.  It also looks at community radio's record in terms of economic and political development and examines its real achievements against its ideals.  

Article: Walking a Tightrope: Women and Veiling in the United Kingdom, book written by Ayesha Salma Kariapper

Keyword: United Kingdom, English, gender, religion, culture, ethnicity, Muslim, communities, book Walking a Tightrope: Women and Veiling in the United Kingdom, book written by Ayesha Salma Kariapper examines the ways in which public debates over the headscarf and the full-face veil have shaped the strategies of women from Muslim communities, strategies developed to deal with the limitations imposed on them in the name of religion, culture, tradition and identity within the community, and with racism and exclusion from mainstream society. The first evidence-based book in the United Kingdom on the issue of Muslim women’s dress codes, the purpose of this study was to document the experiences and analyze the implications of veiling practices for women living in a multicultural society. Walking a Tightrope: Women and Veiling in the United Kingdom

Article: Warnings of rising racism in Italy after newspaper publishes book

Keywords: Western Europe, Italy, English, race & ethnicity, migrants, article, media ethics & diversity Human rights groups have warned that racism is becoming increasingly tolerated in Italy, after the country's biggest-selling newspaper published a book by a veteran journalist which warns of an Arab invasion of Europe. Article by Sophie Arie, The Guardian, 7 August, 2004. Warnings of rising racism in Italy after newspaper publishes book [EN].doc

Article: Webislam (only in Spanish)

Keywords: Religion & Belief, Middle East & North Africa, Spanish, editorial project, online, intercultural relations, project/initiative, social diversity models Webislam is an editorial project held in a website on the Islamic world and inter-religious coexistence in current societies. The website has many different sections: news, forums, library, links, etc. Not only does the project encourage intercultural relations from an inter-religious perspective in the belief that the coexistence of diverse cultures is enriching for all of them, but the project itself is intercultural too.

Article: What diversity means in public broadcasting

Keywords: Western Europe, UK, English, diversity, ethnicity & race, media ethics, article BBC Radio London presenter Henry Bonsu has been axed because his bosses said he was 'too intellectual'. Whereas in the past, distinct Black media voices were shut down in the name of 'multiculturalism', today it is done under the fashionable banner of 'diversity'. Article by the Independent Race and Refugee News Network.  

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: Why do black people star in so few British advertisements?

Keywords: Western Europe, English, ethnicity & race, media, article, advertising, business, online Advertising agency chief Jonathan Mildenhall, the first black executive to reach senior management level in a major British advertising agency, says it is because the UK advertising industry is out of touch and institutionally racist. Online article by Why do black people star in so few biritsh advertisements [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: Women and Children First

Keywords: Western Europe, UK, English, migrants, refugees, media ethics & diversity, article, employment It would be fair to say that the UK is a relatively tolerant country. So why has there been such an outbreak of apoplexy amongst journalists and politicians, allegedly caused by a new and overwhelming tide of "bogus" asylum seekers on the streets of the capital? The Central European Review analyses the UK press coverage. Article by Oliver Craske, Central Europe Review, 25 March 2000. Women and Children First [EN].doc

Article: Working in Red: The Diary of Diversity / Trabajar en Red: la Agenda de la Diversidad (only in Spanish)

Keywords: Western Europe, Spain, Spanish, migrants, national identity/race/ethnicity, report, media ethics & diversity, journalism, social diversity models, resource for media, resource for NGOS, print Today, we already have a considerable amount of work and analysis on how to address media issues related to immigration and the problematic consequences of this: the configuration of immigration not only seen as problematic, but directly, as a threat that may affect the functioning of basic services, the availability of work, public safety, our beliefs of "always", and even see in it a crevice by which we would be affected by international terrorism.

Article: Working with Indigenous Knowledge

Keywords: International, Indonesia, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Venezuela, English, Indigenous, development, environment, guide, publication Methods of incorporating Indigenous Knowledge systems in development work. Indigenous Knowledge (IK) refers to the unique, traditional, local knowledge existing within and developed around the specific conditions of women and men indigenous to a particular geographic area.

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.

Article: ‘How Fair is Britain’ Report

“The poorest can expect to live seven years less than the richest, boys are falling behind girls in education, and students of Indian and Chinese origin are streaking ahead at school”, according to a recent report by Equality and Human Rights Commission. The Commission’s first three-year-review, “How Fair is Britain” concludes that while some inequalities remain unchanged, the society is faced with new challenges as the population becomes older and ethnic and religious diversity grows. One area, however, shows positive development and that is homosexuality, which is now widely accepted. According to the study there are five ‘gateways’ to opportunity, ‘well-being, education, work, security and voice in society’ which remain restricted to millions of people.


Article: ‘Living together - Combining diversity and freedom in 21st-century Europe’: a report by the Council of Europe

In 2010, the Council of Europe’s Secretary General, Thorbjørn Jagland, asked an independent “Group of Eminent Persons” (the Group) to prepare a report on the challenges arising from the resurgence of intolerance and discrimination in Europe. The report assesses the seriousness of the risks, identifies their sources and makes a series of proposals for “living together” in open European societies. The report is divided into two parts: “The threat” and “The response”. In the first part, the Group identifies eight specific risks to Council of Europe values: rising intolerance; rising support for xenophobic and populist parties; discrimination; the presence of a population virtually without rights; parallel societies; Islamic extremism; loss of democratic freedoms; and a possible clash between “religious freedom” and freedom of expression. Behind these risks, it suggests, lie insecurity (stemming from Europe’s economic difficulties and sense of relative decline); the phenomenon of large-scale immigration (both as actually experienced and as perceived); distorted images and harmful stereotypes of minorities in the media and public opinion; and a shortage of leaders who can inspire confidence by articulating a clear vision of Europe’s destiny. In the second part, the Group begins by setting out 17 principles which it believes should guide Europe’s response to these threats, starting with the statement that “at a minimum, there needs to be agreement that the law must be obeyed, plus a shared understanding of what the law is and how it can be changed”. It then goes on to identify the main actors able to bring about the necessary changes in public attitudes: educators, mass media, employers and trade unions, civil society, churches and religious groups, celebrities and “role models”, towns and cities, member states, and European and international institutions. In most of these categories, the report includes short pen portraits of particular groups or individuals whose work the Group finds “commendable and worthy of emulation”. The report then concludes with 59 “proposals for action”, the first 17 of which are labelled “strategic recommendations”, while the remainder, “specific recommendations”, address mainly the European Union, the Council of Europe, and their member states.

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