Theme: Social Diversity Models (Resources)

Article: IRR's European Race Bulletin

Keywords: International, English, ethnicity & race, media, study report. A digest on the rise of racism and fascism in Europe collate and summarises news reports from papers, magazines, NGOs and campaigns in every European country. The Bulletin, published by the UK Institute for Race Relations, provides a rare opportunity for understanding domestic race policy in the context of European harmonisation. It is essential reading for students, academics, researchers, campaigners, policy makers, educationalists, lawyers and all those concerned about racism, fascism and democracy around Europe. (IRR). IRR's European Race Bulletin [EN].doc

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: Israeli Media Coverage of killing of Palestinians

Keywords: Middle East, English, report, study, conflict & war, ethnicity & race The research by Keshev, Jerusalem based NGO, investigates media coverage of the events in December 2005, when,  according to the major media outlets in Israel , 22 Palestinians were killed. In the framework of this study, Keshev examined all relevant items in the daily editions of the three major newspapers, Ha'aretz , Yedioth Ahronoth and Ma'ariv , and the nightly television newscasts on Channels 1, 2 and 10.  A total of 135 items were examined. (KESHEV) Israeli Media Coverage of killing of Palestinians [EN].doc

Article: ITV News Coverage of the Arab World

Keywords: Diversity, UK, US, English, Middle East & North Africa, study, media ethic & diversity, study, social diversity models, TV, print Over a three-month period, Arab Media Watch taped, transcribed and analysed the ITV news at 6.30pm, which is its news broadcast with the highest viewing figures, according to the Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. ITV News Coverage of the Arab World [EN].pdf

Article: Jew, Tunisian and French / Juif, Tunisien et Français (only in French)

Keywords: International, French, Middle East, religion & belief, culture, diversity, opinion, article, social diversity model, resources for all, print This piece by Albert Memmi talks about perspectives of diversity and multiculturalism and how identity plays such a huge role in society. Jew, Tunisian and French [FR].doc

Article: Joint Armenian-Azerbaijani study of the effectiveness of media coverage of the Karabagh conflict

Keywords: Caucuses, English, conflict, media, study, report. An examination of the views of Armenians and Azerbaijanis towards each other and with regard to resolution of the conflict between them – as well as whether they perceive their media is adequately covering these issues. Jointly conducted by the Baku and Yerevan press clubs, the study contains focus group material and media monitoring. Joint Armenian-Azerbaijani study of the effectiveness of media coverage of the Karabagh conflict [EN].pdf

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: Journalism in the multicultural society / Journalistiek in de multiculture samenleving (only in Dutch)

Keywords: International, Dutch, report, multiculturalism, media ethics and diversity, report, print [EN] This report focuses on the improvement of the quality of the coverage of the multicultural society. Journalists struggle with the question of how to write about the multi-ethnic society. Journalist Bart Top gives practical trainings on this specific kind of news writing.  Different journalist will give their opinion and tips and several solutions; their techniques vary and different solutions are given.

Article: Legal instruments for combating racism on the Internet (2009)

Keywords: International, English, Books, publications, internet, online, racism, ethnicity, online Various national and international legal instruments punish hate speech. However, the specific nature of the Internet calls for the adoption of new strategies to combat hate speech promoting racism and violence, which is widely and swiftly disseminated on the web.

Article: Living Together is Possible

Keywords: Eastern Europe, South Eastern Europe, media content, social diversity models, conflict, refugees/IDPs, print When in the summer of 1999 over 400 Kosovo residents were forced to abandon their homes in the Serbian province in the wake of the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, they found shelter in a collective center in Raca Kragujevacka.

Article: Mapping Reports of Jewish Muslim Dialogue in 5 European Countries

Keywords: Western Europe, Belgium, Denmark, France, Netherlands, UK, English, French, ethnicity, racism, report, print A report on best practices is a compendium of best initiative that promoted diversity and interethnic dialogue between Muslim and Jews in 5 different countries: Belgium, Denmark, France, The Netherlands and United Kingdom in July 2007. Mapping Reports of Jewish Muslim Dialogue [EN].pdf Mapping Reports of Jewish Muslim Dialogue [FR].pdf

Article: Mapping reports on Jewish Muslim Dialogue

Keywords: Western Europe, Belgium, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, English, religion and belief, report, print In the context of both the incredible diversity of the societies in which we now live and the volatile political situation of the last few years, there have been renewed levels of tensions between religious communities and in particular between Jews and Muslims. At the same time Jews and Muslims find themselves not only as perceived enemies but also as possible partners because of the threat of radical political views gaining strength in the broader community.

Article: Marginalised Communities and the Media

Keywords: International, English, diversity, minority, marginalized communities, community media, new media, social networks, interactive map, map, articles In the following map, you can find the links of the articles, written by Students of the 2011/2 International Journalism MA of the City University, regarding the marginalised minorities or communities in their own countries/regions. Special attention has been given on how the community had been covered in the past and on how many (of the members) could now tell their own stories using new media and social networks. Here is the link of the interactive map.  

Article: Mass Media for a Minority

Keywords: Eastern Europe, Hungary, English, article, roma, media ethics & diversity, radio, employment, online As it tries to find its own voice, Budapest’s Romani radio station is caught between the mission of serving its audience and the necessity of attracting more advertisers. Article by Doug Merli - TOL Online, 18 October 2002. Mass Media for a Minority [EN].doc  

Article: McKinsey Study: Companies Make More Profit if They Have Greater Diversity

Keywords: Diversity, Race, Ethnic, Gender, Age, Companies, Workplace, Profit, Industry, National, US, UK, Canada, Latin America, English According to the study Diversity Matters published by McKinsey, companies that have greater racial and ethnic diversity are 35 percent more likely to have financial returns above their respective national industry medians. Also, one of the findings in the study is that while certain industries perform better on gender diversity and other industries on ethnic and racial diversity, no industry or company is in the top quartile on both dimensions. “The unequal performance of companies in the same industry and the same country implies that diversity is a competitive differentiator shifting market share toward more diverse companies,” states McKinsey & Company, a consulting firm that has examined proprietary data sets for 366 public companies across a range of industries in Canada, Latin America, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Diversity_Matters.pdf  

Article: Media and intercultural dialogue in Europe

Keywords: Western Europe, South East Europe, Eastern Europe, All Europe, English, diversity, ethnicity, refugees and migrants, media ethics and diversity, social diversity model, report, print European societies are becoming increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse as a result of immigration. This change is not always accurately reflected in the media, both in terms of the composition of media professionals or in the fair and balanced portrayal and representation of immigrants and immigration in the media.

Article: Media and recreation for children of Turkish origin / Medien und Freizeit bei Kindern türkischer Herkunft (only in German)

Keywords: Western Europe, Germany, Turkey, German, integration, social diversity models, media ethics & diversity, education, children & youth, migration, study, online article, resource for all, print, online In the study, media and integration of Turkish children 2000 "of the Press and Information Office of the Federal Government (BPA) were children of Turkish origin to their leisure activities and media interviews. The Mona Granato presented results give an insight into the self-assessment of children with regard to their language, about their leisure activities and media as well as about their relationship with their country of origin and Germany.  Media and recreation for children of Turkish origin [DE].pdf

Article: Media and Tolerance

Keywords: International, English, study, report, ethnicity & race, journalism, media, general diversity. The 'Media and Tolerance' paper prepared by the International Federation of Journalists examines problems facing journalists regarding the media's role in intolerance, xenophobia and racism. It reviews legal standards, international conventions and ethical codes of journalism and outlines suggestions for future action. Media and Tolerance [EN].pdf

Article: Media debates Multiculturalism

Keywords: International, Western Europe, English, media, multiculturalism, ethnicity & race. A collection of articles approaching questions such as: Is multi-culturalism eroding social unity in countries such as Britain? Does Britain need more 'Britishness'? What defines the common ground in the country, and where is the balance between that common ground, Britishness, multi-culturalism and separatism? The London bombing prompted the debate in the UK. Elsewhere similar discussions induced either by global happenings or domestic experiences are taking place too. Media debates multiculturalism [EN].doc   Read more/articles:   Prospect editor David Goodhart fires the initial salvo: 'Too Diverse?' (By David Goodhart, Prospect, February 2004) Too diverse [EN].doc A volley from The Guardian: 'How racist is Britain?' How racist is Britain [EN].doc (The Guardian, January 23, 2007) 'Bitter white whine: Modern immigration is about economics, not ethnicity' Bitter White Whine [EN].doc (By Gary Younge, The Guardian, 26 February, 2004) Time to get to grips with Britishness' Time to get to grips with Britishness [EN].doc (By John Denham, The Guardian, 26 February, 2004) 'Racism is our socialism of fools' Racism is our socialism of fools [EN].doc (By Jeremy Seabrook, The Guardian, 26 February, 2004) 'Our common values are brought about by a clash of cultures' Our common values are brought about by a clash of cultures [EN].doc (By A Sivanandan, The Guardian, 26 February, 2004) 'To insist on cultural integration is the exact opposite of racism' To insist on cultural integration is the exact opposite of racism [EN].doc (By Peter Hitchens, The Guardian, 26 February, 2004) The Economist weighs in: 'Multiculturalism: The kindness of strangers? Diversity makes people anti-social. That is not as catastrophic as it sounds' The Kindness of Strangers [EN].doc (The Economist, 26 February, 2004) Scotland's Sunday Herald joins the fray: 'Race: Britain's burning issue' Race - Britains burning issue [EN].doc (By James Cusick, The Sunday Herald, 4 April 2004) Prospect returns to the field: 'Diversity divide: Opinion on my diversity essay divided, in part, on ethnic lines' Diversity Divide [EN].doc (By David Goodhart, Prospect, April 2004) Widening the debate: "Nice racism?" How a British mag struck a vein with an immigration essay' Nice Racism [EN].doc (By James Clasper, The Raw Story, 1 May, 2004) 'The Janus dilemma' The Janus dilemma [EN].doc (By Timothy Garton Ash, The Guardian, 5 June, 2004) Country faces 'passive apartheid' Country faces Passive apartheid [EN].doc (BBC News, 8 October, 2004) 'Global villagers' Global Villagers [EN].doc (By Ian Jack, The Guardian, 30 October 2004) 'Multiculturalism is not the culprit' Multiculturalism is not the culprit [EN].doc (By James A. Goldston, International Herald Tribune, 30 August 2005) Chirac stresses TV to build diversity Chirac stresses TV to build diversity [EN].doc (International Herald Tribune, 22 November 2005) The message in France's explosion The message in France's explosion [EN].doc (Open Democracy, 14 November 2005) Book Review: European Helots Book Review - European Helots [EN].doc (By Andras L. Pap, Transitions Online, 15 February 2006) A voice against Muslim 'hostages' to terror A voice against Muslim hostages to terror [EN].doc (By John M. Broder The New York Times, 15 March 2006) Multiculturalism, citizenship & national identity Multiculturalism, citizenship and national identity [EN].doc (By Tariq Modood, www.opendemocracy, 17 May 2007) Multiculturalism and citizenship: responses to Tariq Modood Multiculturalism, citizenship and national identity - responses to Tariqu Modood [EN].doc (By Nick Pearce, Sunny Hundal, Nick Johnson, www.opendemocracy, 21 May 2007) Beyond formula: a civic multiculturalism Beyond formula - a civic multiculturalism [EN].doc (By Abdul-Rehman Malik, www.opendemocracy, 4 June 2007) The many faces of multiculturalism The many faces of multiculturalism [EN].doc (By Sami Zubaida, www.opendemocracy, 5 June 2007) Multiculturalism's civic future: a response Multiculturalism's civic future - a response [EN].doc (By Tariq Modood , www.opendemocracy, 20 June 2007)

Article: Media Portrayals of Morocco

Keywords: ethnicity, race & national identity, English, UK, Middle East & North Africa, media ethic & diversity, human rights, media, study, print Arab Media Watch monitored editorials, columns, commentaries, analyses and features from the British national daily press for 20 months: June 2006 - February 2008. This study focused on press commentary on Morocco rather than straight news coverage. As such, news articles were largely excluded. Media Portrayals of Morocco [EN].pdf

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