21 - 24 November 2012, Bordeaux (France)
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INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY…BORDEAUX VISAGES…
Marc FELIX (France)
The 69 seconds of this film are a succession of face-to-face encounters. For once it is not only the journalist who looks at men, at women. It is a two-way process. We are observed in turn. The people posing in front of the camera lens question us about our journalistic practices, about our prejudices. It is, in a way, a report about encounters, about the difficulty and beauty of discovering Others.
Print Press ArticlesCAN WOMEN WRITE ABOUT SPORT?
Ilze VAINOVSKA (Latvia) / Regina GOUVEIA (Portugal)
Fewer than five percent of sports news and stories are made by female journalists and fewer than five percent of press articles cover cultural and social aspects of sports. In this men's world most part of journalists still go the easiest way and reports on results from the newsroom desks. Would society looks at sports differently and would it even have an impact on sport itself if more women reported on it?
THE HIDDEN RACISM OF BORDEAUX
Rossitza STOYKOVA (Bulgaria) / Celen OBEN (Cyprus)
Racism and discrimination are all over the world and they do exist in Bordeaux. The city owes its wealth and beauty to the slave trade in the past, when over one million slaves were shipped to the French Caribbean colonies. Now a lot of foreigners live in Bordeaux and are confronting the discrimination. For the local young people who don’t know the history and the present of the town such problem doesn’t exist.
SHARED GOALS ACROSS BORDERS: EUROPEAN UNIONS WORKING FOR INCLUSIVE, DIVERSE AND ETHICAL JOURNALISM
Mike SMITH (Wales) / Svetla STOYKOVA (Bulgaria)
The experience of trade unions working with their members in different countries and in different types of journalism shows that there are some contrasting priorities and “hierarchy of equality” based on the political, economic and social conditions in their own state. This is also influenced by the size of the unions, whether they are the only union, the legal code, such as whether there are gender and disability employment laws, and the culture of union membership – all of which affect the effectiveness of this work. However, showed that while there are these differences the pan-European journalism unions share a common goal and tactics, tools and strategies that each can learn from and implement within their own borders. Our research has considered attitudes to the progress in the reporting and coverage of the LGBT community but has found that even here there is much work to be done by unions across Europe’s nations.
SHE LIKES IT AND SHE SHOWS IT ON THE WEB
Paul-Michaël BORGNE (France) / Bruno HORTA (Portugal)
Diversity issues on the mainstream media have greatly to do with editors choices because they are the ones who establish guidelines inside the newsrooms. In Libourne we found out an amateur journalist that is helping to change the media landscape in the region. She is the editor-in-chief of a sports-website that only writes about amateur football but also copes with diversity issues.
Delyan KYUCHUKOV (Bulgaria) / Ludovic CLERIMA (France)
This is the story of a team. Able-bodied and disabled players who share the same passion: basketball. It is also the story of a city, Bordeaux, which has been able to make a force out of the mix of able-bodied and disabled athletes. Using the example of the “Léopards de Guyenne”, this article illustrates the situation of “handisport” (disabled sports) in Bordeaux. For, as David, the leader of the Léopards and a member of the national “handibasket” teams, says, “Sport is above all a means that enables me to excel”.
SPORT BEYOND HANDICAP
Nora SARGA (Hungary) / Jean-Paul VITRY (Belgium)
During the Paralympics Games the attention turns to physically challenged people. This is the time when they get more media attention as well. In written journalism besides articles pictures have an important role in introducing disabled sportspeople to the society, which usually depicts them in a very sensation mongering way, focusing on their disabilities in the first place. There is a young sport photographer Melanie Challe who reversed this methodology. Our article is based on Melanie's photography of the Paralympics Games. We aimed to introduce her work philosophy to discover if her work has the impact on people that she intends to have. For this we interviewed people on the streets and tried to see if they understand Melanie's approach and if photography can be a tool in fighting against discrimination.
Published in "Agenda interculturel"
HOW TO SPEAK FOR LOCAL COMMUNITY’ AGENDA – THE JOURNALISTIC EXAMPLE OF L’ECHO DES COLLINES
Pauline COMPAN (France) / Valentin TODOROV (Bulgaria)
The area of eastern part of city of Bordeaux – this is the right bank of Garonne river, cumulates economic and social disadvantages. This part of the city, as well as other ghettos in Europe, such a huge Bulgarian mega Roma ghetto in Sofia, is suffering of a bad image, both from media and in the public attitude. In Bordeaux, a monthly magazine - L’Echo des Collines - tries to beat the cliché and to reveal the many faces of diversity. Every single month the new edition highlights economic, cultural and social initiatives and ideas from the neighbourhood to make more strong links between the different ethnic communities living there. But what does the population think about the media product? Is the magazine really include in the daily life of the neighbourhood and how does L’Echo des Collines contribute to build a strong community in the area and to do a better image and adequate media coverage of the area?
AND SO WHAT IF CRISTIANO IS GAY?
Georgi FILIPOV (Bulgaria) / Laura TOMA (Romania)
The fight for the rights of lesbians and gays has taken big strides over the last few decades. But there are still some fields where to be a gay is an untouchable topic and football is one of them. The people from Bordeaux, football professionals and fans, are revealing the reasons which are not letting this barrier to be crossed.
Published in "Romania libera"
Published in "Capital"
LET’S PLAY TOGETHER
Eleonora TARANDOVA (Bulgaria) / Marjorie NORNOO (Italy)
By going to schools, sport clubs and urban meeting places, we want to discover how cohesion can be built between people who have nothing in common like culture, language or background but having as common denominator the passion for sport. We are going to interview several teenagers from different countries, workers, and people from different walks of life.
NO ‘WANNABE’ FEMALE ZIDANES AT GIRONDINS OF BORDEAUX
Eduardo DEL CAMPO (Spain) / Shirihuru EVANS (Ireland)
Comparing to around 80,000 male footballers in the French region of Aquitaine there are 2,372 registered girls players, but growing. Among the 73 football clubs which have both male and female teams, is not present the biggest and the richest: the Girondins of Bordeaux where Zinedine Zidane, now director of the Football Division at Real Madrid, exploded as a star. A paradox given the fact that the woman in charge of developing the female football in the region, Sylvie Rousseau, is working next door to the luxurious only for boys International Formation Centre of Girondins. Twenty years ago, both Zidane and Rousseau where internationals with France. But she had to ask for a leave at her factory to attend the games and had to pay for her own t-shirt. Now she is optimistic of the progress and believes Girondins will change its mind in two years time.
INCLUSIVE DIVERSITY IN LIVE
Marina TUNEVA (FYROM) / Sandy MONTANOLA (France)
Wednesday 21 November, 6 pm. Divided by media category, the 120 journalists present for the Council of Europe meetings at the IJBA introduce themselves in English, which is made necessary by the mixture of nationalities. The purpose of this session is to form working pairs.
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MULTIMEDIAWOMEN IN “MEN JOBS”
Ana BLAZQUEZ DIAZ (Belgium) / Typhaine URTIZVEREA
“Jobs have traditionally been separated on gender lines, creating insurmountable barriers which encourage discrimination. A consequence of this division is that women have become isolated from certain working environments which are typically reserved for men. How, then, does a woman decide to break down those barriers and face up to a new reality? Anne-Marie, a woman taxi driver in Bordeaux, France, takes a realistic look at the occupation. After more than 30 years’ experience, the fact of being a woman has never caused her any problems. Her interaction with her colleagues and her relationship with her customers show that a woman can do this job with confidence and be accepted by everyone”.
FROM FRIENDS TO FOREIGNERS – THE OPEN FOOTBALL SOCIETY
Jan KAMPMANN (Germany) / Maria Sheila RIIKONEN (Philippines, United Kingdom, Finland) / Francesco CONTE (Italy)
Report on a French-Kurdish community, which runs a football team made of also non Kurdish players. We first just went to visit the association, and asked them if they did any sport. When it turned out they had this team, we interviewed the coach and we asked him how it worked, and it was of any help for integration and social inclusion of the Kurdish community. We made a video of the interview and posted it online along with setting up a web page with photos and other info. Also, we made another video, which is still about football, and most specifically about a group of young kids of different origins. In this case, we interviewed two of them, one coming from Turkey and one of Brazil. We asked them to talk about football, leisure time with other kids in Bordeaux and if origins mattered at all. They said no, but they were still proud of their roots.
LONDON PARALYMPICS, WHEN JOURNALISTS FINALLY OPENED THEIR EYES TO BLIND FOOTBALL PLAYERS
Mélanie CHALLE (France) / Mehmet KOKSAL (Belgium) / Brindusa Ioana NASTASA (Romania, United Kingdom)
Toussaint Akpweh is the national coach of the French blind football team. Together with his players, he won a silver medal during the last Paralympics in London 2012. Blind football is like traditional football but with blind players (4 blinds and 1 non-blind goalkeeper) using mainly sounds to locate the ball, the players and the goals to score. The UNADEV association in Bordeaux plays a major role in giving to blinds the opportunity to do sports. The local team in Bordeaux has also top female football players. Like many other European countries, France can rely on 350 regular blind players and unlike other federation these players are not considered as professionals because of a lack of funding. The French coach was impressed by the massive professional media coverage in London 2012 and is inviting the French journalists to do the same during the next international competition in Brazil. Toussaint Akpweh has also a dream: find organizational and financial partnership to promote the first African blind football team for the next international competition.
“WE PREFER FRENCH DISCRIMINATION”
Kristina HRISTOVA (Bulgaria) / Emmanuel VIRE (France)
“We must regard these vandals as our personal enemies. I have no doubt that these animals wish the Bulgarians to feel that they are a people without a history. I feel humiliated by these idiots, these halfmen”. This extract from an article by one of the best-known Bulgarian journalists, Kevork Kevorkeyan, is an example of the way in which the Roma are stigmatised in most sections of the Bulgarian media. That stigmatisation goes hand-in-hand with media coverage which ignores the causes of this community’s deplorable living conditions. A journalists’ association (AEJ-Bulgaria) lodged a complaint against the article and is waiting for it to come to court. A similar case was rejected by the prosecuting authorities and did not come to court. “An article like this cannot be published in France, the author would be tried for inciting hatred”, says Bertrand Lerossignol, a journalist with France 3 Aquitaine, who is reading for a doctorate on the Gypsy community. At present he does not believe that the Roma are being stigmatised in the French media. In his view, news on the Roma is produced in haste, on an ad hoc basis. So it is often only the negative effects which are shown, depending on police-related news.
FIGHTING RACISM IN SPORT
Gwenaelle LE GALL (France) / Roman BURSTEIN (Lithuania)
Is sport a vehicle for tolerance or exclusion? An indicator of social class or an area of genuine freedom? Some sports have strong social connotations: tennis, horse-riding and golf for the most privileged social classes, while, on the contrary, football, boxing and basketball are mainly played by the working classes. The same applies when we look at sports in terms of gender. Women choose dance and aquaerobics and men play football and handball.
LATIN AMERICAN SOFT INTEGRATION IN BORDEAUX
Francisco AUDIJE-VEGA (Spain) / Phil MAC GIOLLA BHAIN (Ireland)
There are not so many in Bordeaux, but they could be a model for others’ integration. Latin Americans are around 10.000 in the city and its suburbs. They come from all Spanish speaking countries. “It is impossible for us to forget our origins, but here we realized the true values of our different homelands”, said Juan Vílchez Flores, from Peru. He was one of the first to arrive in France, more than 30 years ago. Now, he is the Honorary Consul of Peru. We met him at La Maison du Pérou, which has become a meeting-point for all Latin Americans.
FUTURE OF FRENCH WHEELCHAIRE BASKETBALL
Arnaud DAVIRE (France) / Pedro NOLASCO NDONG OBAMA (Spain)
The development policy decided in 2010 by the Fédération Française Handisport (French Disabled Sport Federation) led to the establishment of two national training centres dedicated to young talent. The first, in Vichy, is devoted to swimming, while the second is host to around ten young wheelchair basketball players at Talence, near Bordeaux. These two centres attached to the CREPS (Sports Resource, Expertise and Performance Centre) are examples of integration applied to sport. A visit to Talence with the young people of the Centre Fédéral de basket fauteuil (Federal Centre for Wheelchair Basketball).
DIVERSITY IN DISCRIMINATION
Zoltán FAIGL (Hungary) / Teresa FERNANDEZ (Spain)
Report about LGBT with interviews of Laurence Mayerfeld, Deputy Director of France 3 Sud-Ouest and Armelle Maze, vice-president of the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation
IN TOULOUSE, THE “TOU’WIN” WANT TO OVERCOME HOMOPHOBIA IN RUGBY
The question does not even arise: heterosexuals or homosexuals? They are primarily there to enjoy themselves by playing rugby. Set up in 2006, the association “Tou’Win” brings together rugby lovers irrespective of their sexual orientation. “Gay & friendly” is their motto. “Homos” and “heteros” play together and work to promote the idea that it is possible to play rugby and be gay. Which is not necessarily obvious.
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RADIOEVERY „HIT” COULD BE A DOOR TO A NEW EXPERIENCE
Abdellah AHABCHANE (France) / Ádám PÉCZELY (Hungary)
To get to know the world, you have to cross the river. - This is an ancient saying, and it represent that one has to try to listen to and understand the two opposing opinions, to see the bigger picture. Without this, you only see one side of the story. But it is rare to be an insider in sports and in journalism too. Can someone talk objectively about sports as a journalist, when he played it for several years? Are there any barriers, regarding sports? Do athletes accept national, religious or racial borders or do they overcome them? But the main point, the thing that connects sports with media is the belief, the motive behind it. We got the chance to obtain some answers from Guy Lieven, a handicapped, former-table tennis player, who has 15 years of experience in sports, and has been working as a sport photographer and journalist for over 4 years.
FOOTBALL AND DIVERSITY THROUGH THE EYES OF A BLACK PIONEER
Thierry BELMONT (France) / Sukhraj SOHAL (United Kingdom)
Marius Tresor is one of the icons of world football. As the first black captain of the French national team, he paved the way for future generations of players from a multitude of diverse backgrounds. The former Marseille and Bordeaux player is now in charge of developing the youth of today into professional footballers at Girodins Bordeaux FC and is ideally placed to assess the role football has to play in promoting social cohesion and diversity. Bordeaux community activist Karfa Dailo adds another perspective.
WHAT A TRAM CAN DO TO THE CITY …
Jean-Christophe BLANCAND (France) / Marius DAEA (Romania) / Denisa UDROIU (Finland)
This is the tramway... modern and silent, it is a social factor all by itself in Bordeaux, bringing more diversity to the town, and allowing people to mix more easily. Since the tram was extended to the right shore of the river Garonne, the town of Bordeaux experiences more diversity. The feared outskirts got closer to the centre, and the centre warmed up to the outskirts. As we noticed riding the tram, people of all walks of life use it – students, elderly, immigrants, white collars. At rush hours and beyond, people of all colours and all incomes travel side by side learning to know each other and therefore conquer the fear they felt against each other, as you can hear tram travellers saying in the report.
LA SMALA – THE COLOUR OF DANCE
Jean-Baptiste PATTIER (France) / Henry LOESER (Czech Republic)
The Hip Hop dance group “La Smala” (The Big Family”) is comprised of people 16-35 from Bordeaux realizing their passion for the infectious rhythms of the Hip Hop music and dance genre. They are the French champions and highly placed in the recent international championships. Challenging the audience to reconcile their preconceived images of the group, the audio document does not permit the audience to know the race, colour or creed of the dance group members, only to experience their actions through the sounds of the music, the steps on the floor, and the voices of the interviews.
DIVERSITY AND DIVERSITY
Jörg DEPTA (Germany) / Monika TOTH (Hungary)
We made 3 reports (racism, homophobia, preconceptions) about diversity and its subjects and how diversity is communicated in the mainstream media and the community media. We focused in our reports on only two topics mentioned above. We spoke about this with Jean Cristophe Blancand from Radio O2 what is a community radio and with Bijoux Stéphane from France Télévisions what is a „professional media”. Everybody was asked the same questions about the diversity and its subjects. After we cut and passed these answers. The final form of this mixed interview is very interesting: these answers are showing different ways to the communication of diversity.
Victoria ENRIGHT (Ireland) / Nikolett GIMESI-MERKLER (Hungary) / Irina NEDEVA (Bulgaria) / Szántó TÜNDE (Hungary)
This is the story of girls playing water polo and a boy who never knew they could... Two teams comprising of Niki, Victoria, Tunde & Irina will make a collective radio feature, telling a story of contrasting women experiences of their participation in sport in modern day France. We watch the European cup on water polo at the famous Piscine Judaďque - Jean Boiteux in Bordeaux and the urban Gym near by. What it is like to be black woman in a predominantly white sport like water polo in Bordeaux? What does one man in a Gym think on the water polo? And are there still some stereotypes and problems with the visibility of women in sport?
Radio report: Short version / Long version
MENS SANA IN CORPORE SANO
Agne KAIRIUNAITE (Lithuania) / Michalis SIMOPOULOS (Cyprus)
In a western world that is still coming to terms with issues of diversity, the success of sporting figures like the British athlete Mo Farah at the London Olympics is raising the question of how compatible religious beliefs are with modern day sport. In this feature, interviews with two religious figures from the city of Bordeaux will point out the ways in which sport and religion interact in everyday life.
Radio report: Short version / Long version
INTEGRATION TROUGH SPORT IN THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY
Karim METREF (Italy) / Joseph PULULU (France)
Audio reportage: Patrick 12, Rachid 13,50, Juan 11..., the Coach of football in the school of sports of Cenon, a small municipality in the right "side suburban area" of Bordeaux, is distributing the evaluations to his young football players. Speaker: Sport if used in the right way is considered a very efficient instrument for education to citizenship and for integration. Audio reportage: after the numeric evaluations, the four coaches of Cenon start giving some advices. They speak not only about how to play good football but essentially about how to grow better and become a strong hard worker courageous adult, how to not have a victim attitude and very useful things like this. Speaker: But this way to integration, for children of migrants without an EU citizenship stops at the doors of professional football, as Mohammed, a sport educator from Italy tell us. Phone call: Mohammed from Italy illustrates how in the European countries where there is the "Ius Soli" regulation, that citizenship can be acquired easily if you have the "blood" of the nation but not if you are born in that nation. In those countries, like Italy, the sons of migrants can not access too many facilities because considered foreigners. One of these possibilities is the right to practice football as a profession, especially for local and regional teams playing in lower championships. They are like condemned to be great champions or look for another job.
Bernard TATIVIAN (France) / Deszö DOBOR (Hungary) / Hermann ZSOLT (Hungary)
A tennis competition for people with mental disabilities. The subject is approached mainly from the sports competition angle and the disability is only incidental. How can sport help mentally handicapped boys and girls to discover new aspects of life? How can people help them not to be closed into ghetto where they are not able to pick up new impulses.
Marina LALOVIC (Italy) / Clément LANNUQUE (France)
Since arriving in France in 2006 Waltari Agusti has dominated the Basque pelota scene. The Cuban has revolutionised this sport, of which he is the only professional player, through his unique technique. He is disparaged by purists, but his many victories eventually won over a part of the public.
THE INVISIBLE BARRIER
Béatrice FAIZANG (France) / Nelson BOVA (Italy)
The Saint Michel district is changing completely. It is a working-class district of Bordeaux that has received several waves of immigrants. These influxes of foreigners have led to a strong ethnic mix, here, in the very heart of the city. How, then, do the inhabitants of Bordeaux see this district? Beatrice Fainzang and Nelson Bova considered whether there might be an invisible frontier between this district and the rest of the city.
PESSAC & DIVERSITY
Vanessa HIRSON (France) / Laetitia LAFAILLE (France)
The 23rd International Festival of Film History is on in Pessac. Many screenings and round tables, but among the experts taking part in the discussions, the theme of ethnic diversity seems to be absent.
STREETS OF BORDEAUX AND SLAVERY
Marc BOUCHAGE (France) / Fransisco José FERNANDEZ CARRASCO (Spain)
Several streets in Bordeaux are named after former slave traders: a battle for a shared memory.
Silja RAUNIO (Finland) / Andras FARKAS (Hungary)
Street football: how space is shared between different social groups.
Rui MONTEIRO (Denmark) / Nathalie ROSSIGNOL (France)
Saige Formanoir, a neighbourhood in the suburbs of Bordeaux, in South-West France. Here more than 40 nationalities and 5,000 inhabitants live together. While a few cars are burned there, this high-rise estate is nevertheless one the most peaceful in France, thanks to the large number of associations working in the MARS EUROPEAN MEDIA ENCOUNTER CROSS PRODUCTION – Reports’ Summaries – Bordeaux – p. 31 field. Like this boxing club, which in the 10 or so years that it has existed has become a meeting place, a place of exchange and, at the same time, a place of future possibilities for many disoriented young people. A small club which has succeeded in making a name for itself.
SEXUAL ABUSE IN TENNIS
Pilar LOPEZ DIEZ (Spain) / Irina Gabriela URSU CODRIN (Romania)
Following the recent reports of sexual abuse in the French tennis team, what is the view today in an amateur club?
FOOD BANK AND POVERTY
Pascal FOUCAUD (France) / Meraj MAHMOOD (Ireland)
The food bank attempts, by distributing food, to bring temporary relief from poverty. Among the volunteers, a physically disabled person puts a great effort into that solidarity.
THE BRIDGE OF DREAMS
Ingrid SVANFELDT (Finland) / Marc FELIX (France)
Workers of different nationalities are working together on the new bridge. What’s the management situation?