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The trouble of national
minorities. Discussions in media
– how to counteract the effect of
negative messages?
2013
Audra A...
National minority
• National minority is a demographic definition. It
refers to a group of foreign-borns, living not in
th...
National minorities in
Lithuania
Facts
• 1385 - the Union of Krewa
• 1410 - battle of Grunwald
• 1569 - the Union of Lublin
• ... which lasted until the en...
Interbellum caricatures
Troubles of national
minorities
• Despite the fact that the biggest number of
minorities in Lithuania consists of Russian
...
Variety of newspapers'
headings
"Poles think about us better than we do."
"Parliamentarian in Poland: Polish parties in
Li...
Variety of newspapers'
headings
"Three Poles desecrated Presidency."
"Jewish school headmaster: Polish
people are making a...
Variety of newspapers'
headings
“V. Adamkus: In Lithuania we don’t know much about
Poland, we visit it only because of the...
Quotes
Latvia's minister of Defence Artis Pabriks noticed that
“Warsaw's arguments about national minorities reminds
him o...
Quotes
Analitics Kinga Dzudzinska and Vojciech Jablonski doubted
that “Lithuania and Poland will stop fighting any time so...
The effects of negative
messages
• Hatred between countries;
• Chauvinism;
• False stereotypes and misunderstanding;
• Pol...
AUDIENCE
MEDIA
Task
• Find examples of messages about countries‘ relationship
in both Polish and Lithuanian media
• Compare them
• Think ...
Ways to counteract the effect
of negative messages
•Family members should ban negative
comments in their surrounding;
• Sc...
Ways to counteract the
effect of negative messages
• We should have a critical sense of reading
media. We have to learn no...
Conclusion
We create media and media creates us. Media
does not say what to think, it offers us what to think
about.
Workshop results (1)
Comparing
Polish and
Lithuanian
media
PL-LT media comparison
About LT-PL relations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAO_8BSMzzM
Project was co-financed from:
Orlen Lietuva
Polsko-Litewski Fundusz Wymiany Młodzieży
Fundacja Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
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  1. 1. The trouble of national minorities. Discussions in media – how to counteract the effect of negative messages? 2013 Audra Avižiūtė Gabrielė Kloniūnaitė
  2. 2. National minority • National minority is a demographic definition. It refers to a group of foreign-borns, living not in their native country. •According to the Lithuanian’s Department of Statistics there are more than 10% non-lithuanian nationality inhabitants.
  3. 3. National minorities in Lithuania
  4. 4. Facts • 1385 - the Union of Krewa • 1410 - battle of Grunwald • 1569 - the Union of Lublin • ... which lasted until the end of XVIII century
  5. 5. Interbellum caricatures
  6. 6. Troubles of national minorities • Despite the fact that the biggest number of minorities in Lithuania consists of Russian and Poles, it seems that problems we’re facing applies only on Lithuanian - Polish partnership. • Media is one of the biggest factors to create stereotypes of national minorities.
  7. 7. Variety of newspapers' headings "Poles think about us better than we do." "Parliamentarian in Poland: Polish parties in Lithuania should stop making conflicts." "Poles came up with the plan to bring Lithuania back to XIX century." "Will the relations between Lithuania and Poland ever get better?"
  8. 8. Variety of newspapers' headings "Three Poles desecrated Presidency." "Jewish school headmaster: Polish people are making a huge mistake about Lithuanian language." „New stage of Lithuania‘s and Poland‘s partnership – tension from the inside.“
  9. 9. Variety of newspapers' headings “V. Adamkus: In Lithuania we don’t know much about Poland, we visit it only because of the shops.” “How to “restart” partnership between Lithuania and Poland?” “B.Komorowskis: today Lithuania and Poland are going to the same direction.”
  10. 10. Quotes Latvia's minister of Defence Artis Pabriks noticed that “Warsaw's arguments about national minorities reminds him of Moscow's position about Russian- speaking people in Latvia“ “It is not enough to have traditionally good relationships. We are sure, that they can and have to be better than just good. – says D. Tuskas“
  11. 11. Quotes Analitics Kinga Dzudzinska and Vojciech Jablonski doubted that “Lithuania and Poland will stop fighting any time soon.“ Poet Tomas Venclova in “ Gazeta Wyborcza“: “In the partnership between Lithuania and Poland, both countres have made lots of follies.“
  12. 12. The effects of negative messages • Hatred between countries; • Chauvinism; • False stereotypes and misunderstanding; • Political problems;
  13. 13. AUDIENCE MEDIA
  14. 14. Task • Find examples of messages about countries‘ relationship in both Polish and Lithuanian media • Compare them • Think about the ways of counteracting the effects of negative messages • Prezi / Power Point presentation • Duration of presentation – 20 min.
  15. 15. Ways to counteract the effect of negative messages •Family members should ban negative comments in their surrounding; • Schools also should prevent students from all those negative effects by teaching them about stereotypes;
  16. 16. Ways to counteract the effect of negative messages • We should have a critical sense of reading media. We have to learn not to believe everything it gives; • We have to have our opinion, which doesn’t depend on what newspapers say;
  17. 17. Conclusion We create media and media creates us. Media does not say what to think, it offers us what to think about.
  18. 18. Workshop results (1)
  19. 19. Comparing Polish and Lithuanian media
  20. 20. PL-LT media comparison About LT-PL relations
  21. 21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAO_8BSMzzM
  22. 22. Project was co-financed from: Orlen Lietuva Polsko-Litewski Fundusz Wymiany Młodzieży Fundacja Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego

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