Milica Pesic Pecha Kucha

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Milica Pesic Pecha Kucha

  1. 1. Media Diversity Institute www.media-diversity.org / Tel: +44 20 7255 2473 / Fax: +44 20 7580 8597 ________________________________________   MEDIA: PART OF THE PROBLEM OR THE SOLUTION? Liverpool ICC, 1-3 May 2008   Milica Pesic / Executive Director
  2. 2. What does MDI do? <ul><li>Mobilizes the power of the news media for deeper public understanding of diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Promotes the highest standards of professional journalism related to diversity </li></ul>
  3. 3. Embracing Diversity? <ul><li>Michael Ignatieff : </li></ul><ul><li>Liberal democracy based on principals of exclusion, not inclusion . </li></ul><ul><li>The vote initially extended only to white, property-owning males. </li></ul><ul><li>This struggle is still going on: </li></ul><ul><li>North-American concepts – Melting Pot; Salad Bowl. </li></ul><ul><li>EU concepts: Integration. </li></ul><ul><li>UK concept: Balancing Multiculturalism with Integration. </li></ul><ul><li>French concept: Civic assimilation. </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why do we work with Media? <ul><li>Media have the power to change attitudes: </li></ul><ul><li>Can be a bridge between communities </li></ul><ul><li>Can be a tool for promoting diversity </li></ul><ul><li>Can be a forum for dialogue </li></ul><ul><li>Can confront irrational prejudices and challenge extremist political agendas </li></ul>
  5. 5. What kind of journalism? <ul><li>Responsible journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Fair, accurate, inclusive, balanced, sensitive </li></ul><ul><li>RJ vital in promoting understanding of/between different groups </li></ul>
  6. 6. Public Vs Commercial Media <ul><li>Legal obligations for public service media – inclusiveness </li></ul><ul><li>[BBC: makes viewers feel it is in tune with their lives] </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial media: business case for diversity </li></ul>
  7. 9. Daily Express, 17 April 2008 <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>IMMIGRANTS BRING MORE CRIME The surge in immigration has led to higher crime rates. By Tom Whitehead of Labour’s open-door policy. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Search: <ul><li>Migrant crime wave a myth - police study </li></ul><ul><li>Acpo report concludes offending no worse than rest of the population </li></ul>The Guardian, 16 April 2008
  9. 11. 3,000 GIPSIES HEAD FOR ENGLAND : We have best handouts The Sun Gypsies invade Dover, hoping for a handout The Independent Resentment as 'invasion' continues Daily Telegraph Gipsy scam grows: Thousands on the way seeking benefits cash Daily Express LESS THAN 1%
  10. 12. Roma in the UK tabloids
  11. 14. Asylum-seekers in the UK tabloids
  12. 15. Body Image/ Intimate Encounters 3
  13. 17. <ul><li>No common ground between the West and Islam - conflict inevitable. </li></ul><ul><li>Muslims - a threat to traditional British customs, values and ways of life. </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative world views not mentioned or are not given a fair hearing. </li></ul><ul><li>The tone of language is frequently emotive, immoderate, alarmist or abusive. </li></ul><ul><li>The coverage is likely to provoke/increase feelings of insecurity amongst Muslims as well as non-Muslims. </li></ul><ul><li>The coverage is likely to be a major barrier preventing the success of the Government’s community cohesion policies and programmes. </li></ul><ul><li>Unlikely to contribute to informed debate amongst Muslims and non-Muslims about ways to maintain and develop Britain as a multicultural democracy. </li></ul>MUSLIMS IN THE UK MEDIA London Mayor’s Report on Islam, Nov 2007
  14. 18. Learning, Learning, Learning
  15. 19. Media Diversity Institute www.media-diversity.org / Tel: +44 20 7255 2473 / Fax: +44 20 7580 8597 ________________________________________   MEDIA: PART OF THE PROBLEM OR THE SOLUTION? Liverpool ICC, 1-3 May 2008   Milica Pesic / Executive Director

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