Conferences/Events/Seminars
Diversity Through Effective Media Communications in Kyrgyzstan PDF Print

Date: 23 November 2017

Country: Kyrgyzstan

Screen_Shot_2017-11-30_at_08.49.03Effective communication between civil society activists dedicated to diversity and minority rights and the media was the focus of a workshop held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on the 23rd on November. The training program organised by the School of Peacemaking and Media Technology in Central Asia, included interactive sessions and practical group exercises. The participating activists learned about the purpose of communications and newsbreaks and were taught how to make standard events interesting for the media as well as how to better interact with their audiences.

There was also a special session held focussing on freedom of expression, hate speech and stereotypes. The group learned how to work with sensitive content by compiling glossaries on overcoming hate speech.

 
Westminster Media Forum Seminar on Improving Diversity in UK Screen Industries PDF Print

Date: 22 November 2017

Country: UK

Sharon-White_OfcomThe scale and nature of the diversity challenge facing the TV industry in the UK has been raising concerns, after the Ofcom report “Diversity and equal opportunities in television” recently revealed the failure of the British TV broadcasters to represent the whole society.

Focusing on this issue, the Westminster Media Forum, a company which organises senior-level conferences on public policy relating to the media, is holding a seminar aiming to improve the diversity in the sector, both on and off screen. The seminar will be in the morning of the 22nd November 2017, at St Martin-in-the-Fields in London.

 
Exhibition about Young Asylum Seekers in the UK PDF Print

Published: 25 October 2015

Country: UK

Asylum_Exhibition_2“Being an asylum seeker means waiting – always waiting. We've been waiting for four years now. It’s stopping you doing so much that you could achieve: I would be driving by now, I would be working, I would be going to uni." This is part of the Maheen Habib Gill’s story at the Claiming a New Place on Earth exhibition in London.

Focusing not only on their journeys to the UK but also on their efforts to establish new lives, the exhibition tells the stories of ten young asylum seekers. They are portrayed through professions and careers they dream to have such as mechanic, doctor, accountant, but without the legal status and papers in the UK, possibilities for work and studies are limited.

 
IARJ in Asia: Getting Reporting Religion Right PDF Print

Dates: 17 – 19 October 2017

Country: Indonesia, Jakarta

IARJ_Conf_jakarta_2017Accurate reporting on minority religions is sorely lacking, said journalists participating in the International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) conference in Jakarta. This international gathering of religion journalists was held on 17 – 19 October in a country with the world’s largest Muslim population - Indonesia. There are more than 200 million Muslims living in Indonesia, but there are also many other faith groups.

Speaking at the IARJ event, the editor in chief of KBR68H radio news agency, Citra Dyah Prastuti explained how the Indonesian media failed to report accurately on the elections for the mayor of Jakarta in 2017.

 
Hate-Free Media Workshop in Hamburg PDF Print

Dates: 23-25 November 2017

Country: Germany

Media_Against_HateCommunity Media Forum Europe (CMFE) is inviting applications for a media literacy workshop part of the Media Against Hate campaign. The workshop will take place at Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik, Hamburg, Germany from November 23 to 25 in conjunction with the Conference on Media and Migration Awareness.

Applications are open to community media practitioners, journalists, journalism schools and trainers, civil society organisations from EU countries. Those interested in participating at the workshop should contact  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further information on how to apply. The deadline for submitting applications is end of 15 September 2017. Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the organisers.

 
Article 19 Hate Speech Seminar for Regulatory Bodies PDF Print

Dates: 5 - 6 October 2017

Country: UK, London

Article_19_Regulatory_Hate_SpeechARTICLE 19 is inviting applications from representatives of audio-visual media regulatory bodies and press councils from across the European Union to participate in a two-day workshop on 5 – 6 October in London on international legal standards on regulating hate speech in the media. The workshop will provide a space for sharing experience and best practices and will include a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions.

To apply, please send a CV and short letter of motivation, stating your expectations for the workshop and describing one good practice in the field of countering hate speech and/or promoting freedom of expression from your institution or your country to   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by Monday 28 August. Please use the subject heading ‘Hate Speech Seminar’. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 September. ARTICLE 19 will cover travel, accommodation and a modest per diem while in London.

 
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