“New Neighbours” is about people who had to leave their home and try to integrate into a new neighbourhood, new village, new city, new society. Community Media empower the „New Neighbours“ and provide them a place to develop their independent voices and make them heard in public debate.
A small group of community media producers and coordinators from all over Europe met in Siena (Italy) to share what has worked well in their intercultural work/programs so far, what is needed to make the programs more sustainable / visible, and to jointly develop some creative ideas for new outreach initiatives on a gr grass-roots level .This seminar was organized by Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE).
Here you can find a video report produced by Senad Hergic of OKTO TV.
OKTO is a community television in Vienna, established in the fall of 2005, providing training, infrastructure and support to around 500 volunteer producers.
Founded in Capri il 1948, Prix Italia is an international media competion. Organised by RAI, it aims to promote top quality Radio, Tv and Internet programmes. The 2019 edition will take place from 23 to 28 September in Rome.
The new productions of the New Neighbours project will be presented on the second day . Daniela Drastata, chairwoman of the EBU Intercultural and Diversity Group and producer of the series will participate at 2 p.m’s panel titled “The art of cross-cultural storytelling: how to conceive and produce stories capable of crossing national and cultural boundaries and involve different audiences “.
The round table
will focus on the rule of “make
one, take all“, a method to design documentaries that are
multi-national from the beginning.
Here the full program.
The Department of Social, Political and Cognitive Sciences of the University of Siena, Italy will host the New Neighbours Community Outreach Workshop from September 18 to 20, in conjunction with the ECREA Radio Research Conference 2019 – Radio as a Social Media: community, participation, public values in the platform society.
Hosted and produced by CMFE – Community Media Forum Europe, the New Neighbours workshop will bring together fifteen editors and journalists from intercultural radio/TV programmes in community media to brainstorm and develop local, creative ideas to acquire new collaborators and extend audience engagement.
The workshop will be led by experienced communication consultant and film-maker Ngalula Beatrice Kabutakapua, who co-foundend Balobeshayi, a social cooperative facilitating the integration of migrants in urban spaces.
The panel, organised by the Hrant Dink Foundation in Istanbul, will be held today , July 1st at 18.30.
Journalists and media experts from Turkey and Europe will convey the dimensions of discrimination and hate speech towards refugees in the media and their experiences of struggle.
The panel will begin with an opening presentation of the Hrant Dink Foundation‘s works on media monitoring of hate speech and discriminatory discourse on Syrian refugees. Mike Jempson, founder and director of The MediaWise Trust, who works in the field of journalistic ethics will address the work of promoting fair and accurate representation of refugees in the media as well as encouraging the interaction of refugee communities with the media. Nadia Bellardi, project manager of Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), will speak about promotion of refugees participation and combatting discrimination through media. Ekin Karaca, co-editor of bianet, will address the importance of a rights-based approach to journalism in order to combat discrimination against refugees. The panel will be moderated by Metin Çorabatır, president of the Research Center on Asylum and Migration (IGAM).
Here more information. The event will be broadcasted live on Facebook
In the coming weeks New Neighbours project will be presented in important international conferences.
The first occasion will be the DW Global Media Forum 2019 on May 27 in Bonn, Germany.
later Daniela Draštata, Editor and Producer in HRT Croatia and Chairwoman of
the EBU Intercultural and Diversity Group, will present the New Neighbours
project at the Annual Conference of CIRCOM, the European Association of
Regional Television, on May 30 in Novi Sad.
occasion will be the meeting of the network “Colourful Voices” on June 1, at
the yearly Radiocamp organised by German community
radios at the Bodensee.
During the first consortium meeting held on April 2 at RTP in Lisbon, the New Neighbours project partners CMFE, MDI, COSPE and COMMIT had the chance to meet the production teams of all 9 EBU members involved in the project. Initial ideas and proposals for the new episodes of the New Neighbours films were presented – we look forward to the next updates!
In February and March more than 100 representatives from community media, CSOs and migrant groups were invited by Public Service Media across Europe to discuss ideas for the forthcoming New Neighbours documentary series. The nine EBU members producing the third series of the New Neighbours films discussed themes and possible stories for the new episodes and collected feedback from migration activists in each country. Whilst some PSM already have a good network of contacts with local NGOs and associations, for others the meeting was a first step in cooperating with organisations and research centres working on migration issues. The meetings took place at HRT (Zagreb), DW (Berlin), Czech TV (Prague), NTR (Hilversum), RAI (Rome), RTVSLO (Ljubljana), RTBF (Brussels), RTVE (Barcelona) and RTP (Lisbon).
In all meetings the challenge of achieving human rights in the migration field was a central theme. Through rich and intense discussions various proposals and ideas were brainstormed, with the aim of finding real stories that can represent the complexity and richness of migration in each country.