Hate-Free Media Workshop in Hamburg 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.

The workshop will address the following topics:

  • Empowerment and protection of women journalists and media makers (round table)
  • Creating hate-free media environments for young people – platforms and literacy skills (training)
  • The role of media in fostering inclusion and combating racial intolerance (conference)

The workshop is the last of a series of three media literacy workshops organised as part of the ‘Media Against Hate Speech’ campaign with the aim of supporting:

  • Mutual learning and cooperation activities as instruments for sharing concrete best practices transferable to different legal contexts, that are likely to increase efficient prevention of discrimination/hate speech
  • Development of counter-narratives through multilingual programs / campaigns fighting stereotypes and populism, taking creative examples from a local/small scale to a broader context

The Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) was founded to strengthen the participation of the “Third Media Sector” in European discussion and decision-making processes at a moment when freedom of expression and free access to information are increasingly endangered by the consequences of concentration in the media field.

The workshop is part of #MediaAgainstHate, a Europe-wide campaign led by the European Federation of Journalists and a coalition of civil society organisations. The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is one of the partners in the project Media against Hate. Other partners involved are: Article 19, Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), Community Media Institute (COMMIT), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) and Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE). The project is financially supported by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers).