Seminar “Migration processes and minorities: New challenges for journalism”

The objective of the seminar Procesos migratorios y minorías: El periodismo ante los nuevos retos, according to the organisers, is “to reflect upon and debate the role of the media in covering migrant movements that, due to wars and impoverishment caused by a political-economic model unable to universalise the rights it advocates, have grown since the end of the 20th century”. The event aims to generate keys to transforming, rethinking and recovering the role that the media can play in society. While geared toward professional journalists, the event is also open to the public.

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Media against Hate – Media literacy workshops

 Three media literacy workshops will take place in 2017 (in Austria, Poland and Germany) 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

Applications for the first workshop in Vienna are now closed.
Applications for the workshops in Poland and Germany will be announced separately and open again here: www.cmfe.eu/mah_workshops
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Media against Hate

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Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) is partnering with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), ARTICLE 19, Media Diversity Institute (MDI), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA), Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE) and Community Media Institute (COMMIT) in the Europe-wide campaign Media Against Hate, to counter hate speech and discrimination in the media, while maintaining respect for freedom of expression.
The media and journalists play a crucial role in influencing both policy-making and societal opinion on migration and refugees.

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CMFE and COMMIT organize thematic meeting in Vienna with Media & Internet Division of the Council of Europe

On Monday, 12th of december 2016, a thematic meeting took place with members of Community Media organizations, of journalist educators and Charlotte Altenhoener-Dion (Administrator/Secretary of the MSI-NET, Media & Internet Division, Council of Europe). At the RTR (Austrian Regulartory Authority) head of the media division Alfred Grinschgl welcomed all participants. Researchers at the London School of Economics had prepared the draft of a report on “Media coverage of the “refugee crisis”: A cross-European perspective”. Charlotte Altenhoener-Dion stated the interest of the Council of Europe to learn about the practices of Community Media oganizations in dealing with contents linked to refugees and migration. Participatory media practice and ensuring access to finding one’s own voice as well as the possibility to connect to others can be seen as inspiration for both public service and private commercial media.

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IFoLT 2017, Announcement

The 23th International Festival of Local Televisions will be held from June 7th to 10th 2017 in Košice, Slovakia. The festival is organized by the City TV Foundation and is another excellent way to meet local TV enthusiasts from all over Europe and to view all kind of interesting local TV productions. According to the organizer: “The International Festival of Local Televisions is the only international festival of its kind in Europe one of the most important European media events held in Slovakia. The Festival supports partnership and cooperation between creators of audiovisual works and TV programmes, enriches the modern audiovisual means of expression and, at the same time, it is an important means of presenting Slovak film, TV and audiovisual production and culture through local televisions both in Europe and beyond its borders.”

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Community media at the Prague Media Point Conference

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“We tell a different story – the role of documentary film, alternative and community media in reporting migration” was discussed in November at the Prague Media Point Conference: Media and Migration (7-9th of November 2016) in a round table with Larry Moore Macaulay from Refugee Radio Network, Hamburg, documentary film-maker Asha Siad from Canada and Michal Majzner from Refugee stories, Czech Republic; moderated by Nadia Bellardi of CMFE.
The film Screening of 19 DAYS, directed by Somali-Canadian filmmakers Asha and Roda Siad, was supported by Transitions, KEYNOTE and the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Prague.
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