Civil Dialogue Meeting in Brussels

CMFE was invited to take part in the annual Civil Dialogue Meeting in Brussels on the 28th of June 2017. The meeting is organized by the European Commission and the European Economic and Social Forum and focuses on the Europe for Citizens programme, a scheme that has provided funding for CMFE in the past. Judith Purkarthofer, president of CMFE, stressed the need for citizens to get European experiences, through this program as well as others. Continue reading

Video contest: For more equality and solidarity in European societies

“Protection of other human beings is a founding principle of European societies” reminded Carlotta Sami of UNHCR at the recent anti-racism march in Milan, Italy. In a media landscape currently dominated by populist attacks against humanitarian NGOs and coverage of devastating terrorist acts, the Media against Hate Videos tell a different story – one of solidarity and equality as the cornerstones of European democracy. Continue reading

Voices of Inclusion at CivilMedia UnConference

COMMIT organizes in cooperation with the Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE) the theme day „Voices of Inclusion“. This event opens up a framework for presentations, debates and workshops. We present proven and new multilingual media projects from and with refugees and migrants, which should function as spaces for linguistic and political entry points of inclusion. What kind of support do people fleeing war and poverty need for their media work in the context of Community Radios and TVs or online-platforms when arriving? What kind of experiences in media were and are important to migrants as entry points into the local society and as orientation into a new home? Continue reading

Workshop: Inclusion and audience interaction are essential to prevent hate in the media

Civil society representatives and journalists from professional, community and refugee media organizations across Europe gathered in Concordia Press Club in Vienna, Austria, for the first media literacy workshop part of the Media against Hate campaign. The focus of the 2-day workshop was on connection – through storytelling and audience interaction – as the first step in hate prevention.
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Media against Hate – Media literacy workshop in Poland – Applications closed

The workshop in Olsztyn, Poland, will be taking place on June 8.-9.!

The workshop will address the following topics:

  • Freedom of expression and respect of human rights – where are the boundaries and what is hate speech?
  • Muslims in the Media

The workshop will take place at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Warmia and Mazury, on a wonderful academic campus. Olsztyn is the biggest city and the capital of the Warmia and Mazury province, located in the southern part of Warmia. Olsztyn is a popular tourist destination due to its spectacular nature (13 lakes within city limits) and splendid history (Copernicus used to live here).
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Media against Hate : Developing counter-narratives (Vienna)

First workshop on Contents, formats and strategies to engage audiences and counter discrimination

Journalists, community media producers and NGO representatives will meet at the Presseclub Concordia in Vienna on April 3rd and 4th to exchange good practices on prevention of hate speech and discrimination, in particular against women journalists, refugees and migrants. The workshop is part of the international Media Literacy workshop series co-organised by COMMIT Community Medien Institut and CMFE Community Media Forum Europe within the Media Against Hate Campaign. Continue reading