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Fight against discrimination – TV Spot PDF Print

Posted on: 18 December 2009

Region: Worldwide

A new television appeal highlighting the fight against discrimination is now available in five languages (English, French, German, Italian, Russian). The 30 second film, produced in the framework of the 'Speak Out Against Discrimination' campaign, underlines the view that discrimination occurs regardless of skin colour, gender or age and that it is in everyone's interest to challenge prejudice directly. The TV spot will be translated into most European languages and distributed across the 47 Council of Europe’s member states.

Call for articles: the role which informal education plays in shaping Israeli and Palestinian perspectives PDF Print

Deadline: 22 December, 2009

Region: worldwide

Common Ground News Service Middle East, is compiling a series of opinion pieces to critically and constructively examine the effect of informal education on Israeli and Palestinian perspectives. With a special emphasis on all forms of mass media - television, films, radio, printed materials, the internet in general and social media in particular (facebook, twitter etc) - we encourage writers to discuss the role informal education plays in shaping Israeli and Palestinian views of their lives and their future.

Radio programming on gender equality in Southern Africa available PDF Print

Posted on: 18 December 2009

Region: Sub-Saharan Africa

A 10-part series of radio reports addressing issues surrounding gender equality in Southern Africa is available for use by radio stations in the region. Among the issues discussed are gender violence, media and education. The guide, The Roadmap to Equality: Voices and Views, aims to encourage local action for ratification on gender equality.

Arab bloggers invited to discuss women's issues PDF Print

Dates: December 24 to 31, 2009

Region: Middle East and North Africa

Arab bloggers are invited to participate in a campaign that aims to urge the Arab blogging community to discuss women’s issues in society and culture. From December 24 to 31, 2009, Arab bloggers can express their opinions and observations relating to Arab women, openly and without restraint. According to the organizers, the campaign, called “Kolena Laila,” aspires to enrich the dialogue of Arab social life and its successes and failures.

Media that Matters Film Festival seeks short films that promote social change worldwide PDF Print

Deadline: January 22, 2010

Region: Worldwide

Filmmakers seeking to make social change through their work are encouraged to submit short films to Media that Matters Film Festival.  Deadline: January 22, 2010. Submission should be no longer than 12 minutes and and focus on social or environmental issues.

The one you choose to feed: an article about religion and national identity, after the Fort Hood tragedy PDF Print

Posted: 17 November 2009

Country: USA

Louise Diamond, founder and director of Global Systems Initiatives, calls for finding ways "to change circumstances that nurture the divisiveness" that could occur in the wake of the Fort Hood tragedy.

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