Three international media literacy workshops will take place in 2017 (in Austria, Poland and Germany), organised by CMFE and COMMIT. The workshops will target community media practitioners, journalists, journalism schools and trainers, media regulatory bodies/authorities, press councils, civil society organisations (in particular migrants’/women’s organisations) and have the following objectives:
- 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, in particular against women journalists, refugees and migrants.
- Development of counter-narratives through multilingual programs / campaigns fighting stereotypes and populism, taking creative examples from a local/small-scale to a broader context.
- Addressing national issues specific to Germany, Austria and Poland due to the increasing hostile environment and hate speech against refugees, migrants and women.
- Collect material and good practices for the development of an online training module
- Share / exchange the training contents with other media sectors, journalism schools, civil society orgs, discriminated communities and individuals in different geographical regions
- Multiply / anchor workshops’ results specifically within the community media sector through advocacy and communication through CMFE’s network inviting members to address the topic of hate speech/discrimination in editorial guidelines, train-the-trainer activities, participatory structures and quality management processes
A prerequisite to participation is the ability to collect local existing good practices and experiences related to hate speech/discrimination and the willingness to multiply/disseminate workshops’ contents and training material through one’s own network, train-the-trainer activities and media production.
The first workshop will take place in Vienna on April 3. – 4. 2017 and will focus on:
- Counter narrative storytelling – contents, formats and strategies to effectively circulate alternative narratives and counter discrimination
- Counterspeech and audience engagement – tools and strategies to strengthen audience and community interaction in online forums and safeguard hate-free discussion environments