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Panorama news for and by immigrants Finland

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Carlos Marroquin, producer, Kotomedia project
Minna Tarkka, director, m-cult centre for new media culture

Open source media platform made by and for immigrants in Finland

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Panorama news for and by immigrants Finland

  1. 1. Panorama – news for immigrants by immigrants Carlos Marroquin, producer, Kotomedia project Minna Tarkka, director, m-cult centre for new media culture
  2. 2. <ul><li>Open urban channel M2HZ kicked off through experiments in 2005, regular weekly programs published on web+cable since 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Public access + social media – programs with and by artists, activists, community and multicultural groups </li></ul><ul><li>New initiative Stadi.TV builds a wider coalition of local channels in Helsinki since 2010 </li></ul>M2HZ and Stadi.TV
  3. 3. <ul><li>Media workshops to lower the threshold for media production and support the take-up of open source tools </li></ul><ul><li>Open media and Citizen reporter workshops for ngos and groups, and neighbourhood residents </li></ul><ul><li>Learning by doing - “publish early, publish often” </li></ul>Open source media
  4. 4. <ul><li>First pilots realized in 2008-09 </li></ul><ul><li>Kotomedia project 2010-12 to develop sustainable practices for multicultural media in Helsinki area – co-funded by the EU Integration fund </li></ul><ul><li>Panorama multilingual news, Baabel discussion programme, Kaaos drama series co-produced with teenagers </li></ul><ul><li>Program slot for multicultural programmes at Stadi.TV since Spring 2011 </li></ul>Multicultural programming
  5. 5. <ul><li>Objective to provide news about Finnish society in minority languages - currently Russian, Arabic, French, Somali, Spanish </li></ul><ul><li>Citizen journalism approach: semi/non-professional anchors filter news and provide commentary from their individual and cultural point of view </li></ul><ul><li>Editorial collective to decide on monthly news selections </li></ul><ul><li>Serious issues lightened with humour and irony – in news remix animations </li></ul>Panorama
  6. 6. Thank you Carlos Marroquin – [email_address] Minna Tarkka – [email_address] www.kotomedia.fi www.m2hz.net/ohjelmat/panorama

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