Anna Lindh Foundation Calls for Arab Journalists Exchange PDF Print

Deadline: 30 November

Region: Arab region

egypt media microphonesThe Anna Lindh Foundation is launching the new project Reporters Across Borders that seeks the participation of young journalists from the Arab region who wish to take part in an exchange aiming at promoting intercultural reporting in the Euromed Region.

It is an opportunity for Arab Journalists to move across other Arab and Euromed countries in order to cover intercultural stories and learn from other journalistic practices in the region for one or two weeks with the expenses covered by the organisation.

Call for Editors to Share their Views on Freedom of Expression & Hate Speech PDF Print

Dates: 24 - 26 October 2013

Deadline to apply: 29 September 2013

Country: Italy

microo-photoThe Media Diversity Institute is inviting senior print, online and broadcast editors from across Europe to meet in Cagliari, Sardinia, between 24-26 October 2013, to share their approaches, opinions and experience in relation to the challenge of balancing freedom of expression with the rise of extremist movements in Europe and how media coverage it.

Is Hip Hop Portrayal of Migrants Accurate? PDF Print

Date: 17 September 2013

Country: UK, London

hip hopHave you ever thought, while watching the video of that hit song that you like, that migrants were unfairly depicted? Or maybe, on the contrary, you thought that their portrayal helped you better understand their culture of origins.

On Tuesday 17 September, a public meeting will discuss the representation of migrants on British hip hop videos and its effect on their rights.

Eugenia Markova, Senior Research Fellow at the Working Lives Research Institute at London Metropolitan University, and Patrick Turner, lecturer on the Education, Culture and Society programme at Goldsmith University, will show samples of videos they have been researching.

Reprazent – Does Britain Hate Young People? PDF Print

Published: 1 July 2013

Country: UK, London

By Sue Caro*

raprazent flyerWithin the UK context, age is one of the areas covered by the Equality Act and as such is known as a ‘protected characteristic’ You are probably familiar with the issue of age discrimination against older people – which often goes hand in hand with gender discrimination – but what about the other end of the age spectrum, young people?

According to Press4Change, 76 per cent of UK media coverage of young people is negative resulting in many young people (who represent the UK’s future), feeling demonised and alienated whilst also creating suspicion and fear of young people in other sections of the population, particularly amongst the elderly, causing divisions and worsening social cohesion. When David Cameron and his fellow travellers claim that ‘Britain is broken’ maybe they should be examining media practices more closely as opposed to blaming ‘feral youths’ for all society’s ills?

Community Radio in Algiers PDF Print

Dates: 21-22 June 2013

Country: Algeria

Algiers conference community radioMedia professionals and associations’ representatives pled for the opening of independent radio networks on the debate “Community radio as a factor of change” held last week in Algiers.

The two-day conference explored the lacks of the state-controlled broadcast system and the current situation in terms of media legislation. While most debates on broadcast liberalisation focus on the opening of the market, many panellists highlighted the need of community radio networks alongside with the commercial ones.

Training on Diversity and Hate Speech in Lithuania PDF Print

Dates: 16 - 22 May 2013

Country: Lithuania, Druskininkai

lithuania training 1Twenty four journalism students and young journalists participated in the training on diversity and hate speech organized by National Institute for Social Integration from Lithuania. Some of the participants were chosen by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI) who is the partner in this project.

One of the goals of the workshop held in Lithuania was to define terms ‘hate speech’ and ‘freedom of expression’ and to make a distinction between them.

The main objectives were to recognise hate speech and stereotypes, especially the stereotyping of the vulnerable groups, and to learn how to react against them. The way to do that, as Neringa Jurciukonyte from the National Institute for Social Integration explained, is through the direct contact with the people from the vulnerable groups. “Put yourselves in their shoes and talk to people directly”, said Jurciukonyte.

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