Print Press Articles
CAN 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
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
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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