[FoME] Media, migration and integration in Europe: Conference at UNESCO 22-23 November 2007

Christoph Dietz christoph.dietz at CAMECO.ORG
Di Nov 20 17:32:38 CET 2007

From: de Guchteneire, Paul [mailto:p.deguchteneire at unesco.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2007 12:50 PM
To: migration-shs-en at lists.unesco.org 
Subject: [migration-shs-en] Media, migration and integration in Europe:
Conference at UNESCO 22-23 November 2007

Dear subscribers to the UNESCO Migration Mailing List,

UNESCO and France Télévisions, France’s national public service
television broadcaster, will host a conference entitled “Migration and
integration, Europe’s big challenge. What role do the media play?”
The event, under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU),
the high patronage of the President of the French Republic, the
President of the European Parliament and of the Secretary-General of the
European Council, will be held on 22 and 23 of November 2007 at UNESCO
Headquarters in Paris. 

During the conference, intended for media professionals, political
leaders and key cultural figures, experiences and ideas will be
discussed on four key areas where European broadcasters agree they can
contribute to the process of integrating migrants:

    *    On-air presenters, hosts and actors should reflect, and give
visibility to diversity.

    *    Close attention should be paid to the way in which information
on issues relating to migration and integration is conveyed and

    *    Audiovisual works such as documentaries, films, fiction and
cartoons must include all facets of life of the different components
that make up society.

    *    A specific human resources policy should be put in place for
the media, taking into account the multicultural dimension of society.

During the first day, the conference will focus on cultural and legal
aspects of migration and integration, while the second day will focus on
practices in European broadcasting. 

A toolkit of good practices will be presented to improve social and
cultural relations by reflecting diversity in information on public
service television, and a prize will be attributed for TV documentaries
promoting dialogue and cultural exchange - the Boundless Prize
established by WDR, France Télévisions, the EBU, COPEAM, the Anna Lindh
Euro-Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue between Cultures and

For more information, please visit the conference website
<http://www.integration-media2007.com> .

Journalists wishing to attend the conference should contact UNESCO’s
Bureau of Public Information for accreditation:

Isabelle Le Fournis +33 (0)1 45 68 17 48 mailto:i.le-fournis at unesco.org
<mailto:i.le-fournis at unesco.org> 

Thank you for your attention.

Paul de Guchteneire
Head International Migration Section
1, rue Miollis
75015 Paris, FRANCE
Tel. +33 145683850
Fax. +33 145685724
Email: p.deguchteneire at unesco.org <mailto:p.deguchteneire at unesco.org> 
Web: http://www.unesco.org/migration <http://www.unesco.org/migration>

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