Media against Hate – Apply to Media literacy workshop in Poland

Apply now for the workshop in Olsztyn, Poland, 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

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

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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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