MARS - Media Against Racism in Sport



By making work media professionals together, MARS wants to raise awareness among them on other possible ways of working on and producing media contents. Via co-production and co-distribution ventures, it looks at implementing innovative modes of production of truly inclusive media contents that contribute to foster mutual understanding and to fight against racism and discrimination.
Outputs / 14 - 17 September 2011, Vienna (Austria)
BETTER THAN THE BEST – BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH
Yilmaz GÜLÜM (daStandard.at) & Marion DRAXLER (Verein ZARA)
Yilmaz Gülüm and Marion Draxler interviewed two successful sports persons after their main career in soccer to verify the assumption that there is a "glass ceiling" for people with a migrant background concerning a second career in training or management. The article was published on 19 September 2011 in dastandard.at. For Yilmaz and Marion, the cooperation was fruitful and they inspired and complemented one another. Marion was quite surprised that – with the help of Reinhard Krennhuber – they managed to interview so many famous sportspeople in such a short time. One of their interview partners found it the most interesting topic he had been questioned about in a long time and it seems this is a topic that is not dealt with often in the media..
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ENLARGEMENT OF THE ICE HOCKEY LEAGUE IN AUSTRIA
Daniela ERRENST (Radio AGORA) & Michael GAMS (Radio FRO)
They researched how the major Austrian ice hockey league has become more international in the last years. This enlargement has had results also on the way people understand and accept other cultures, languages and traditions. The radio feature has been published in the Cultural Broadcasting Archive of the VFRÖ. It was broadcast on Friday, 23 September in the FROzine at 6 pm on radio FRO. And it will be broadcast on Sunday, 2 October on Radio Agora at 6 pm. Both Daniela and Michael come from the radio and found their cooperation very successful. For Daniela, coming from a radio station that deals with minority issues on a daily basis, the change of focus from "there is a problem" to a genuine topic where the "problem" becomes secondary, was an interesting experience. She said she would not have chosen such an approach without the MARS seminar. They, too, heard that the topic they chose had never been dealt with in the media concerning ice hockey. With more than an hour material they are considering to create a larger feature. A problem they faced was the short time they had which lead to the use of inaccurate terminology at times. In the future they would like to be able to work more on this especially as it is a sensitive topic.
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ENDLICH OLYMPISCH FLIEGEN / ENDE DER DISKRIMINIERUNG: FRAUEN ZUR SKI-OLYMPIA ZUGELASSEN
Kerstin KELLERMANN (Augustin) & Sefer ÜLGER (M-Media)
Kerstin Kellermann has been working for some time on the topic of why Women Ski Jumping has not been an Olympic discipline for many years. Together with Sefer Ülger they interviewed William Rush, uncle of successful ski jumper Jessica Jerome, and Daniela Iraschko about discrimination of women in sports, only to find out that this discipline had been admitted in the beginning of the year. This fact had escaped Kerstin's attention even though she is an attentive follower of sports news – which as a fact speaks for itself concerning reporting on women in sports. The report will be published on MMedia. Kerstin will publish an article on the "Raiffeisen Vikings" – Ladies American Football Team – in Augustin; she had the idea for this through the MARS Media Encounter. Kerstin was at first a bit sceptical whether her more decorative style would go well with what she imagined would be the more down-to-earth style of the sports reporter, however both she and Sefer found the cooperation to have went well, even though some wordings were not consensus. As Kerstin has been working in the field for over 20 years, she did not encounter great surprises, whereas for Sefer the topic itself was new, not having known that there were no women ski jumpers in the Olympics.
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A FOUL IS WHEN THE REFEREE WHISTLES
Anna Maria BULECZKA (Radiofonia), Oliver JAGOSCH (radio FRO) & Soheyl LIWANI (wientv.org)
Referee Andreas Fellinger is quoted in the TV feature by Anna Maria Bulecka, Oliver Jagosch and Soheyl Liwani. The authors interviewed two referees, one Turkish, one Austrian, on the issue that referees are those people on the soccer field that are prone for bashing, whatever they do. The question was, is there a difference for a migrant and a non-migrant referee? The 10 minute feature has been published and can be downloaded. It will be published on the facebook site of wientv.org. Oliver and Anna Maria have a radio background and Soheyl is a press officer and not a TV reporter so for all three the medium was not very familiar. They would have liked to have had more time, especially as the female referee they wanted to speak with would have only been able to give the interview on Friday afternoon – too late for the formal constraints the project brought with it in terms of production. Producing a film does need more time and technical skills than producing a radio show or a text. All three found it an interesting experience to work together and they complemented one another well with their different talents and backgrounds. A surprising finding was that the Turkish referee did not register racism on the field and in sports, rather only in every day interactions.
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VIENNA TÜRKGÜCÜ – EIN MIGRANTISCHER FUßBALLCLUB IN WIEN KÄMPFT UM DIE AUFRECHTERHALTUNG DES SPIELBETRIEBS
Dominik MEISINGER (Radio FRO) & Johannes HOFER (Ballesterer)
They were the only cross-media team of the group. Their output on the topic of "Migrant Football Clubs in Vienna" and the difficulties these clubs face resulted in a radio feature and a print version. The radio feature has been published and can be downloaded on CBA. It was broadcast on Radio FRO in FROzine on 20 September 2011 at 6 pm. It will also be broadcast as part of the show by Daniela Errenst at Radio Agora on 2 October 2011 at 6 pm.Dominik and Johannes discussed the concept and approached their interview partners together, however they produced their features independently as each medium follows its own logic and needs a different approach. The result is that the radio piece includes different aspects from the written piece, each complementing the other. Both had never worked in this cross-media way before. A written piece, they found, cannot be used even as moderation for the radio feature. They gathered a lot of material and opened up a huge field on the topic. It was not easy to focus on only one aspect of migrant soccer clubs, as a Turkish club faces other problems than a club of sans papiers or refugees fighting for a residence permit.
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Outputs / 25 - 28 January 2012, Nicosia (Cyprus)
MEDIA COVERAGE OF RACISM IN SPORT IN CYPRUS
Adam HIRSCH (PeacePlayers) & Demetris VROULLIDES
Media has a powerful influence on the public conscious and plays a key role in shaping public opinion. This opinion piece examines the media coverage (or lack of coverage) of a women’s volleyball match between a Greek-Cypriot and a Turkish team in 2011 that was disrupted by fan violence. Media outlets from the different communities covered the story in dramatically different ways, either highlighting the ethnic angle or downplaying the incident all together. At the same time, organizations like PeacePlayers are working to solve the problem of ethnic violence at a younger age. PeacePlayers is working with youth in the area where the match took place to promote diversity and bring kid from different backgrounds together.
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RACISM NEEDS TO BE ROOTED OUT’: UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR HITS OUT AGAINST WHAT HE BELIEVES IS SOCIETY’S UNWILLINGNESS TO TACKLE OR EVEN RECOGNISE RACIAL ABUSE IN CYPRUS / TAKING EUROPEAN ACTION AGAINST RACISM
John LEONIDOU (The Cyprus Weekly) & Diamantis MASTROGIANNAKIS (Université de Lille)
We have decided to focus our product on what appears to be the ruling bodies’ lack of willingness to address what is a real and very apparent problem within the Cypriot society – the problem of racism and discrimination. Racism is a scorn within any society in the world and we have all seen the horrors of what can happen when racist views and actions are allowed to flourish unrestrained. The problem of racism may not have reached extreme levels yet but the foundations are being laid in what is already a tensely political island comprising of two communities. The problem needs to be addressed, it needs to be rooted out and sports looks like the best medium at present to do something about it. UEFA has taken action and it is time that the Cypriot authorities also did the same. Our product – or article in this case - comprises of views from two researchers, Nicos Trimikliniotis and Diamantis Mastrogiannakis - who also contributed to the article – both of which have background knowledge in sports and violence within society. / We have decided to focus our product on what appears to be the ruling bodies’ lack of willingness to address what is a real and very apparent problem within the Cypriot society – the problem of racism and discrimination. Racism is a scorn within any society in the world and we have all seen the horrors of what can happen when racist views and actions are allowed to flourish unrestrained. The problem of racism may not have reached extreme levels yet but the foundations are being laid in what is already a tensely political island comprising of two communities. The problem needs to be addressed, it needs to be rooted out and sports looks like the best medium at present to do something about it. UEFA has taken action and it is time that the Cypriot authorities also did the same. Our product – or article in this case - comprises of views from two researchers, Nicos Trimikliniotis and Diamantis Mastrogiannakis - who also contributed to the article – both of which have background knowledge in sports and violence within society.
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RACIST LANGUAGE IS A COMMON APPROACH IN BULGARIA’S MEDIA LANDSCAPE: SURPRISINGLY IN CYPRUS THE RACISM IN SPORTS IS ALMOST UNKNOWN
Valentin Todorov (Noviiskar.bg) & Celen Oben (Star Kibris)
The main aim of our media cross-report was to highlight and share with our readers and audience our findings as professional journalists on the expression of diversity and non-discrimination in sports and in the society as a whole. Bulgaria and Cyprus are two relatively small, but different countries, people have a different mentality and different agendas, and so our media systems are different. But it turned out that there are some differences that are important for the society question about racism in sports and in society as a whole. Our common task was to find and tell about the differences and similarities in the media in Bulgaria and Cyprus about such matters.
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DIGITAL MEDIA POSTER CAMPAIGN AGAINST RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION IN SPORTS
Sertunc AKDOGU (Gommalar) & Markos LOIZOU (WabWall)
3 separate posters as a media campaign to illustrate the power of digital media against racism in sports. Each unique poster in the series highlights a different perspective of issues of discrimination.
Poster 1: "Stop discrimination"
Poster 2: "Stop hooliganism"
Poster 3: "Stop racism"
GENERATION HATE
Natasha APOSTOLIDOU & Adi HALFON (Deutsche Welle)
The article focuses on the perceptions of the different generations of the Cypriot right-winged APOEL Football Club fans. The older generation who experienced both Cyprus as a mixed community, and the war that resulted in the division of the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot communities, are much more moderate than their successors. The Ultras Club and members are mostly male in their mid 20s building their identity upon the club and its “ideology” that Cyprus is a Greek island. They express these messages in an extreme way involving hate and violence. However, a younger more extreme generation is rising and nobody seems to be able to stop this escalation.
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OPEN YOUR MIND: LOOK DEEPER
Stylianos PAPANTONAKIS (Cyprus University of Technology) & Willy TOTORO (ARRC)
In Europe society is already multicultural, a reality we cannot ignore. Our action need is to improve and to develop our life to a higher level. The only way to do it is to accept the reality of multiculturalism and to include everyone in the process. Discrimination, racism and exclusion are a poison to that process. Ideologies of nationalism in the 19th century and how they influence football. The way England introduced this game to Europe. How society and politicians situations influence the game. Variations of racist behaviours and actions in football. Different approaches for effective solutions. Football as an educational in anti-racism campaigns. Diversity in sports. Solutions and Suggestions.
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POLITICS AT PLAY
Alana KAKOYIANNIS (Sugarfoot Films) & Tom LOWE (The Times)
Football is more than just a game in Cyprus. For many supporters like Harris Hadjipavlou, the former president of the APOEL fan club, it is deeply rooted in politics. His long allegiance to the team has brought both moments of elation and unwanted controversy – and at Scarabeo, the restaurant and cultural centre he runs in Nicosia, the wounds are still healing. Apoel’s historic march into the final 16 of this year’s Champions League comes just eight months after a mob of fans of rival team Omonia stormed Scarabeo in May last year. Hurling Molotov cocktails and wielding sickles, the gang caused both extensive damage to the property and serious injury to four men who tried to defend it. But it wasn’t the first outbreak of fan violence in Cyprus. Here, where professional football was built on political foundations, it is condemned to a “dark cycle” of reprisals – unless, as Harris and his Scarabeo co-owner, Christos Skapoullis argue, fans can put political history aside and concentrate on the beautiful game.
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SPORT FOR THE REUNIFICATION OF CYPRUS
Necmi BELGE (Yenidüzen Newspaper) & Stefan TENNER (CMFE)

The Cyprus conflict also affects sport. Turkish Cypriot sportsmen, women and clubs are still isolated and unable to compete in international platforms such as FIFA-UEFA, IAAF and the IOC. Only if they accept to play overseas for Turkey, or in the Cyprus Republic, can they compete in these international platforms. The division in sport started before both communities declared independence. In the last years a rising number of Turkish Cypriot sportsmen and women joined Greek Cypriot federations. Despite some of them embarking on a big career and get a paragon for both communities, racist incidents have occurred. Sports events still play an important role in the long-term reunification process, and there is uncertainty if it will ever come to an end.
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WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS OF RACISM IN SPORT IN CYPRUS? A BI-COMMUNAL AND COMMUNITY MEDIA PERSPECTIVE
George ANDRIOTIS (NGO Support Centre) & Neophytos NEOPHYTOU (Radio Astra)
The weekly bicommunal programme (“Cypriots Come Let’s Talk - Elate Kypraioi na syntihoume”), hosted by Neophytos and dealing with bicommunal initiatives and relations, gave us the platform and opportunity to devote this week’s programme to MARS. Our aim is to raise and touch upon the not-so-obvious issues of racism in sport in Cypriot society, examining the issue from a bicommunal perspective. The programme will build on Wednesday’s discussion on issues of racism in sport as a result of the Cyprus Problem, as well as the new developments in both sides as a result of the division. Footballer Coskun Olusoy and journalist Necmi Belge will contribute to the discussion, while academic Nicos Trimikliniotis will offer a Greek Cypriot perspective to the debate. We hope to touch on the reluctance of the Greek Cypriot authorities to take action against racism in sport, but also the unwillingness of the Greek Cypriot media to stigmatise acts of racism and to alert society about the dangers of such acts. George’s participation, along with Michael Simopoulos, will add a different angle to the radio show, concentrating on the need of continuing reconciliation initiatives of the civil society in brining the two communities together and exposing the not-so-obvious acts of racism. These issues were raised in the points sent by Karolina Pelendritou in Wednesday’s discussion. Michael and George will give the community media perspective on how such issues should be exposed to the public sphere. As a result, in our attempt to raise awareness of the subject to listeners, a mosaic of interviews was born, to provide a comprehensive overview of the subject.
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Outputs / 25 - 28 April 2012, Dublin (Ireland)
MARS GAA WOMEN
Sally GALIANA (Near FM) & Albertine DENIS (Dublin South Broadcasting Co-Op)
Sally Galiana and Albertine Denis worked on this piece for presentation to the MARS project. Sally spoke with Tony Watene who is the National Intergration Officer with the GAA 'Gaelic Athletic Association' which is the organisation that promotes and runs Irish traditional sports. Tony has been employed to encourage more involvement by migrant groups who are new to Ireland and traditional sport. Albertine spoke with a number of women who have and are still involved in Gaelic Sports about growing up in the sport and the kind of support they got and why they feel that women's sporting events are not as supported both on the sidelines by fans or by sponsorship of the game. The conclusion is that if there was more media coverage around women's sports there would be a bigger fan base. Tony Watene spoke about his work as GAA integration office, which covers the nine grounds for discrimination (gender, sexual orientation, age, civil status, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability and membership of the Traveller community) and is rolling out a plan with local clubs and regional organisations to ensure the participation of all in GAA family of sports.
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WOMEN IN SPORT IN IRELAND
Susan KING (Phoenix FM) & Stefan TENNER (Community Media Forum Europe)
How equally, do you think, are women represented in sports? Do you ever watch women’s sports? Even Rugby? At the ground level women are involved in sports in great numbers, yet they are extremely underrepresented in the Irish public sphere, we have learned through our research. We spoke to different people about Women in Sport in Ireland: Caitríona Bergin is the Women’s Rugby Development Officer at the Irish Rugby Football Union and Fiona Coghlan, is the Women’s Captain of the Irish Rugby team. It was through good teamwork that we were able to find and follow the topic of this report and set it all up in two days. We worked closely together holding regular conversations about the next steps we should take and we were both open to the answers we received from the people we interviewed, about what we would find in our research and what we learned from the opening session of the MARS Encounter.
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WHAT GAELIC GAMES MEAN TO US?
Mahmood MERAJ (Intime news network) & David KNOX (Near TV)
Made as part of the National Media Encounter of the MARS programme - Media against Racism in Sport - and shot over the course of a day on the streets of Dublin. The piece undertaken was to take a look at what Gaelic Games mean to the Irish immigrant population. Gaelic Games, or GAA, is the national sport of Ireland Comprising of Gaelic Football, Hurling and Handball. The sport can be seen by many as being inaccessible to the immigrant community as very few of the Irish immigrant population are playing it at its highest level. What this project aimed to do is to gauge the understanding of some of the immigrant populations knowledge on the sport. Even if they might not have the language or know the names of the sports, are they aware of them, do they watch or play the sports and do they understand the significance of Gaelic Games to Irish people. The project was also aiming to give a voice and face on the topic of Gaelic Games that normally would never be heard or seen on the subject and hopefully showing that the immigrant community are becoming involved with the sport and interacting with it, if not themselves but through their children.
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TWO TRIBES
Robbie MULVEY (Athlone Community Radio) & Hailuu-Chirauso NETSIYANWA (ShoobzRadio)
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JT MEDIA & SPORT
Patrick VERNIERS (Media Animation), Elisabeth KOTVOJS (FairPlay / VIDC), Diamantis MASTROGIANNAKIS (Université de Lille) & Edward KEALY (Near FM)
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RACISM IN IRISH FOOTBALL
Phil MAC GIOLLA BHAIN (National Union of Journalists) & Martin Kelleher (Athlone Community Radio)
< Irish players used to be subjected to racist abuse in England. They can still be subjected to this abuse in Scotland. However, back in Ireland the issue of tackling racist abuse in football is a work in progress.
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Sports & Disability
Evans SHIRIHURU (Near FM)
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Sport Against Racism in Ireland
McCUE Ken (SARI)
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Outputs / 06 - 09 July 2012, Berlin (Germany)
VERGITTERTER KUNSTRASENSTATT FREIE ASCHEBAHN – ÜBER DEN WANDEL DES POSTSTADIONS IN BERLIN MOABIT
HENKE Christiane (RBB - Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg) & Stefan TENNER (CMFE - Community Media Forum Europe)
As a working pair we were different in sex and age. Our professional background was on the one side quite similar as we both work for the radio and on the other hand quite different as we work for mainstream media and community media. Also our technical knowledge differed a lot, so that Stefan did all the technical things. At first we had quite different ideas about what to do but agreed very fast to go out to an old sports field and ask the residents what they feel about the change that had taken place there. Our aim was to find out whether people who are not young and trained and healthy and who have no money and no sports dresses are in some way excluded from sports by the changes which had taken place in the area We just went out there with our microphones and we didn’t know what would happen, whom we would meet. We both found the working process inspiring and creative and learnt a lot from each other. We had some new ideas about exclusion and inclusion from and in public sports and we will be going to think on that in the future.
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FRAUEN AM BALL - A STORY OF WOMEN, FOOTBALL AND THE COURSE OF LIFE
Tobias GLÜSING (European Youth Press) & Petra LÖBER
„Frauen am Ball - A story of women, football and the course of life“ is a short film about young women. Building a team by developing their own specific new strategies in dealing with sexist discrimination. Since it is not a common sense yet everywhere, they play a key role in establishing new standards of publicity. Playing in public, means even to take more risks in being criticised. But all critics doesn't really matter to them: they have come to the point that not the result matters but that you, yourself, risk to take your chance, where ever you can find it... Just do it! Our work has been very open. As we are from different generations and countries (South Africa & Germany), we could perfectly combine our skills to an identity and work together on a very friendly and familiar but very professional and corporative way. We started telling each other about our lives and experiences with journalism as well as with racism. We had a great time eating and sitting under the same tree in Berlin-Kreuzberg watching the swans in the rain while our camera could not be used. We will definitely continue our cooperation and are seeing forward for new challenges.
BALOTELLI: MEDIA RACISM OR COLONIAL STEREOTYPES? THE ROLE OF THE MEDIA AND RACISM IN SPORTS
Terry MUVANYA (Deutsche Welle), Michael KÜPPERS-ADEBISI (AFROTAKT TV) & Alice AUSTERLITZ (ORF)
Video Report - We are highlighting the historical and colonial background of racism and the way it is portrayed in German mainstream media today. In how far is today’s imagery and other content production based on the not re-worked times of German colonialism. As sources we used analysis of mainstream publications in different media, we did google keyword searches, applied academic research and books on postcolonial studies, critical whiteness, group as well as internal group discussion and contemporary theories on gender perspectives and inclusion perspectives. For us it is important to give balanced report by showing both sides of the coin, we see a strong necessity for employment diversity to make sure the perspective of those to be included really do have their perspective included and for that journalists have to be sensitized as overall means from a migrant perspective. Our position: We find it very necessary to make it a personal responsibility to work out inclusive perspectives as part of being part of democratic societies.

Audio report - MARS seminar in Berlin - A four-day seminar organized by a European Network, Media against Racism in Sport, MARS came to a closure today in Berlin. Speaking at the venue the manager of the Network MARS, council of Europe Mr. Reynald Blion emphasized the important role played by the Media in creating multicultural understanding. The Participants were Journalists drawn mainly from the European Union. Terry Muvanya a Radio Deutschwelle News Correspondent based in Berlin filed a Satirical Commentary, call it Cutting Edge looking at the way non White Sportsmen and women are portrayed by the German media and the long term effects of such a style of Journalism..
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NATIONALISM OR EUROPEAN PRIDE
Larry FERGESON, CCMC (Cyprus Community Media Centre), Diamantis MASTROGIANNAKIS, Université de Lille & Murat TÜREMIS
Does the display of national flags and the singing of national anthems at European level football events serve to promote nationalism? Does it counter the idea of a common European identity? Or does the displaying of such symbols help install pride and add to the appreciation of diversity within the EU? This short video piece shows contrasting images of how people use these symbols for positive and negative purposes. Also, the producers went to a public place to interview different people in order to document the different perspectives on this issue.
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FOOTBALL AS MEANS OF FEMALE INTEGRATION
Pamela MORINIERE EFJ (European / International Federation of Journalists), Patrick VERNIERS (Media Animation) & Anna FRENYO
This report addresses the role football plays in empowering women and promoting diversity in German society. Starting from a general description of German female football, this radio report looks into sports media coverage and at the recent IFAB decision on the headscarf and its implications for women. With the contribution of a sport journalist, a captain of a female football team and a Turkish female football player.
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COLLAGE AUSGRENZUNG
Adetoun KÜPPERS-ADEBISI (AFROTAKT TV), Thomas KUMBERNUß (Radio Blau) & Michael NICOLAI (Radio Corax)
We came together as a Team the first time at the 14th floor of the RBB-Building on Saturday. We are Media activists working for Radio and Online Television. Our topic is to figure out how far sanctions can be an option to fight racism and discrimination. The method we choose was the result of the podium discussion that took place in the conference room of RBB on Friday to get answers. Interviewing different people that are in the working field and in focus of racism and discrimination. The interview partners we decided on: Project manager Red Star Leipzig, Project manager Fan Project Berlin, Social Worker and Youth Coach, NGO President Clear Blue Water and Migrant Youth Basketball Coach. Our Motto is that Racism and Discrimination are against Human Right.
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I WANT TO SWIM TOPLESS
Robert CHRISTIANSEN (Radio Corax), Jens STEINER (Pi Radio) & Jörg WIESERNER (Olympia-Verlag GmbH)
The issue of the radio feature is to introduce problems of transgender youth in sports. During the phase of research we have interviewed two teenagers in Berlin, facing conflicts of social and biological issues of sexuality. We have talked about their interests and enthusiasm for sport activities and resulting confrontations. As an expert on gender issues and teenagers we have talked with a street worker and social educator and referred to the organizer of an event called queer guerrilla swim. We have done research on the topic transgender in sports in general. Our goal was to give a short introduction into a complex and strongly neglected issue. Our group consisted of three males with different journalistic backgrounds. Two of us are grassroots radio journalists with a focus on sports and culture: Robert Christiansen and Jens Steiner, the third one, Jörg Wieserner, is a professional editor of a mainstream online journal on sports.
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PROFESSIONAL SPORTS AND GRASS-ROOTS - ROLE MODEL STATUS, EVERYDAY LIFE, STEREOTYPES AND CHANCES
Markus PINTER (FairPlay / VIDC) & Denis HOHENBERGER (Radio Z)
Coming from different fields of work – a voluntary sports journalist and an anti-racism campaigner – we both liked the idea to go out in the Berlin parks to speak with people playing football. We wanted to know how the interaction and the building of teams are going on, to get an impression of the stereotypes they have and express. Due to the rainy first day reserved for the production we were not able to find people playing football in the parks we went to. But while walking around in rainy Berlin for more than four hours we had a lot of time to learn from each other. And we had the idea to compare what Ms Keskinler and Mr. Thiam said in the panel discussion on the first day oft he MARS encounter on the role model status of professional football players and the everyday life. As we had no material we divided the tasks: Denis Hohenberger went to a Sport park to collect interviews, Markus Pinter had to get familiar with the audio cutting software and prepared the quotes from the panel discussion. Also the voice over for the audio broadcast was recorded by Denis while Markus cut the quotes and compiled the audio files.
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NATIONAL-FUßBALL MULTIKULTURELL?
Jens FROHBURG (Chronik.LE), Anne HARTMETZ (Pi Radio) & Louis LAPEYRONNIE
German soccer team is used by the medias as an example of successful multiculturalism. The same situation happened in France in 1998. Today, with the defeat of the team the same example is used by the right wing radicals to critic multiculturalism. So why is this concept « multiculturalism » used to explain success or failure of national teams. And how and why do media reports reproduce stereotypes, be it in a positive or negative way? According to sociologist Michel Wieviorka, medias are too fast to create a link between society and football and don’t talk enough about the game. Medias and politics use football to project their ideology.
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Outputs / 13 - 16 September 2012, Budapest (Hungary)
NATURALIZATION IN SPORTS: NATIONAL PRIDE VERSUS PERSONAL FAME
Aliona TUMKO (Hungary) & Balint JOSA (Hungary)
Our topic Naturalization and discrimination in sports, we choose to introduce the difficulties of sportsmen and women choosing to live and succeed in a different country. The three examples show, that not every sportsmen welcome foreign origin competition and fans also might be hostile and exclusive. The fate of the immigrants is dependent on their success and some even become very popular and even national heroes. We conclude that a successful integration of a foreign player can even be a major impact in helping immigrants to be accepted in Society.
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DISABLED ATHLETE IN THE MIDDLE OF DISCRIMINATION
Nikolett GIMESI-MERKLER (Hungary) & Viktor RUZSA (Hungary)
We made a radio product about a young Paralympics silver-winner, Tamás Tóth. We chose this topic, because it's quite actual and very important to show people how a 20-years-old, disabled sportsman looks at the world. In the interview you are able to hear where he met discrimination, how hard it was to find a trainer and his very personal thoughts of the difference of integration all around the world and Hungary. We really hope that after listening to this report, people will recognize the difference between feeling sorrow for handicapped individuals and helping them.
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VERONIKA IS HAPPY ABOUT THE SILVER
Ádám PÉCZELY (Hungary) & Zoltan ZMESKAL (Hungary)
In Hungary it is a very matter to talk about athletes, who – in some manner – are disabled. It is uncommon to be able to watch/read/listen to interviews about athletes of these kind, but we had a chance to talk with somebody, whose will and talent let her go to the finals of the Paralympics. We were able to ask a few questions to Veronika Juhász, who – by herself - won the fourth place in fencing, ask about her feelings, about the silver she won with her teammates, about the current situation in Hungary related to disabled people, and how does she feel a about her Roma identity. Hopefully, by the time everyone finishes the report, they would be able to have a deeper understanding of how badly we can treat others, and how high they can climb, even if by only a particular leg.
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FUTURE OF ROMA SPORTSPERSONS
Anna FREYNO (Germany), Larry FERGESON, CCMC (Cyprus) & Gabriella VELICS (Berzsenyi Rádió)
Mezei István is a visionary who decided in 1992 to do his part to combat racism by establishing a youth Roma football team. Going to areas where the Roma youth lived he challenged and inspired the young boys to form a football team. This act of courage led to the formation of the internationally successful “Minority League” team known better to the public as “Gypsy Football”. No matter what you call them the youth have travelled the world making themselves known playing football matches proving by their dedication and skill that sports can be a means against discrimination. Always a pioneer, Mezei István, continues his struggle today, being a father figure to the Roma youth, believing that the combination of firmness, kindness and boldness is the best pedagogy for inclusion of Roma youth into Hungarian society.
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WE VISITED A FOOTBALL MATCH AND WE ENJOYED IT WITHOUT VIOLENCE
Zoltán FAIGL (Hungary) & Eszter TOTH (Hungary)
The world’s football organisation try in several ways to lower racism in football stadiums, but the fans opinion is, that the wide media coverage is the real reason, giving a wrong magnified picture instead of the real one. We visited a football event and we interviewed fans about racism, and tried to figure out who is truly responsible and what is behind the violent shouts and enormous rage.
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FOOT COACH, DISCRIMINATION AND ANTIRACISM IN FOOTBALL
Tadesse EYASSU (Hungary), László NYILAS (Hungary) & István SZARVAS (Hungary)
Our report subject: Hafuzi Avnija, who was representing herself. Topic: As a permanent resident of Hungary we asked our Subject about her experience in living as a foreigner in Hungary. We issued the topics: racism, xenophobia, negative discrimination and exclusion of migrants.
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ONLY THE WINNERS ARE ALLOWED TO CRY!
Mate TOTH (Hungary), Szántó TÜNDE (Hungary), Balog ZSOLT (Hungary) & Herman ZSOTT GYÖRG (Hungary)
We choose for our audio-visual reportage our topic from the history of the second world war. During the war and in Death-camps several athletes and sportsmen died too. We believe that this side of the war has not yet been covered by any media. We try to show the unforgivable losses to mankind trough the personal stories we collected. I began my report with the words of Éva Székely, who is among the few who survived and can tell us her experiences. She celebrated her 85th birthday just recently and with our movie as a tribute we wish her good health.
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QUIET CELEBRATION STRIKING DISCRIMINATION
Nora SARGA (Hungary), Diamantis MASTROGIANNAKIS (France) & Eszter ZÁMBÓ (Hungary)
While the Olympic Games were broadcasted live on the Hungarian National Television (MTV), which owns the exclusive right to cover the event, the Paralympics Games received only 50 minutes in the program agenda of the channel. There were no live coverage only summaries of the results of each day. Although, the 50 minutes length is significantly more that the time that was devoted to the physically challenged competitors four years ago, it is not even close to equal representation. MTV was harshly criticized by the civil society, human right groups and other entities for not giving equal attention to the Paralympics. In response to the criticism MTV could not emphasized more the fact that this year they devoted a lot more time to the Paralympics and the Hungarian Paralympics Committee actually agrees on that. The Committee considers the growth of time as a huge step forward. On the other hand, the appeal is very understandable as well since any kind of discrimination is going against ones human rights and there has to be fought against. To be able to fight against something we need to know where the problem derives from. Our article therefore discusses possible reasons.
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ADVANTAGES OF BEING A WOMAN IN SPORT
Zsuzsa FEHER (Hungary) & Nikola STARITZ (Austria)
After researching data about the participation of women in the diverse levels of sport and finding out – no surprise! –, how bad the situation still is, we decided to make an ironic campaign-video collecting 1o arguments, why it is great to be a woman in the field of sport. Instead of reclaiming we affirm the clichés und barriers to make them visible and clear. The message is serious but the production should be funny. The bad quality was not really planed, but can be seen as a part of our activist video.
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MARTIAL ARTS WINS OVER RACISM
Yves COLLARD (Belgium), Ferentczy EORS (Hungary) & Sándor NÉMETH NYIBA (Hungary)
In martial arts the fighter enters the aura of the opponent. The fight takes the measure of the man. What you do in the fight, follow it up in your life. Martial arts, music and poetry will all add up to wholeness. The project theme was elaborated in meetings by the participants. The views of the participants are documented in a report produced in the studios of CIVIL Radio. This Report is primarily in English with contribution by all 3 participants. English simultaneous translation of S. NEMETH contribution (in Hungarian), the moderator, was provided by E. FERENTZY. Contributions by Yves COLLARD and Eors FERENTZY are in English. The Report has been left in care of the MARS organisers, CIVIL Radio. After further editing it will be published on YOU TUBE and where ever appropriate.
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FROM THE FIRST WHISTLE TILL THE LAST WHISTLE…
Tamás BOZSIK (Hungary) & Marcell LORINCZ (Hungary)
Our goal was to discover the influence of public opinion and fan behaviour on the performance of professional sportswoman and men. We tried to analyse several careers and try to get a grip on the life experience of this very special subject. We approached two famous cases and tried to discover new aspects of racism and its influence on the people it targets. We also aimed to prove the negative impacts, and make It clear how damaging it can be to the soul.
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HOW MANY DO YOU KNOW?
Peter BARA (Hungary), Yuk Lan WONG (Belgium) & Andras FARKAS (Hungary)
Today, we are living in an increasingly diverse society. According to statistics recently published by the European Union, among the 501 million people living across the 27 EU countries, immigration has contributed to 71% of the population increase in the EU. But how much do we know about the people living in our society? This report aims to find out diversity in sport through people’s knowledge of port men and women with minority background in their own countries. We interviewed two groups of people, one group is Hungarian citizens and the others are foreigners in Hungary and focused on the question: Do you know any sport man or woman with an ethnic minority background in your country? By asking the question, we tried to find out the different attitudes and degree of sensitivity they have how towards the concept of “ethnic minority”.
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Print Press Articles / 21 - 24 November 2012, Bordeaux (France)
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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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ORDINARY CHAMPIONS
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”.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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Published in "Romania libera"
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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.
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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.
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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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PRESS RELEASE OF ALL THE PRINT PRESS ARTICLES
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MULTIMEDIA / 21 - 24 November 2012, Bordeaux (France)
WOMEN 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”.
Video report

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.
Video report

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.
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“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.
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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.
Video report

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.
Video report

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).
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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
Video report

IN TOULOUSE, THE “TOU’WIN” WANT TO OVERCOME HOMOPHOBIA IN RUGBY
Fabrice VALERY
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.
Video report

WEBSITE OF ALL THE MULTIMEDIA OUTPUTS
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RADIO / 21 - 24 November 2012, Bordeaux (France)
EVERY „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.
Radio report

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.
Radio report

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.
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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.
Radio report

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.
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UNDER CURRENT
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.
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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.
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TV / 21 - 24 November 2012, Bordeaux (France)
OUTBREAK
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.
TV report

AGUSTI’S PALM
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.
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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.
TV report

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.
TV report

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.
TV report

STREET FOOTBALL
Silja RAUNIO (Finland) / Andras FARKAS (Hungary)
Street football: how space is shared between different social groups.
TV report

STARTING POINTS
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 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.
TV report

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?
TV report

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.
TV report

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?
TV report
 European Media Work Exchanges
MIT DEM HAKENKREUZ AUF DIE STRAßE
Edurne BAGUE (Spain) & Ralf HUTTER (Germany)
Output:  DE  |  EN  /  Published on www.neues-deutschland.de

LOST IN EUROPE - DIVERSITY AND RACISM THROUGH THE EYES OF REFUGEES IN GERMANY AND GREECE
Chrissi WILKENS (Greece) & Salinia STROUX (Germany)
Audio report [DE]  /  Summary [EN]  /  Photo Gallery  /  Radio report dradio
Wilkens CHRISSI:   Interview [EN]  /  Article [EN]  /  Transcript

WARSCHAU STELLT SICH QUER
Jutta SCHWENGSBIER (Germany) & Krystyna STEFFENS (Hungary)
Audio report : DE | EN

ROMA BETWEEN CYPRUS AND HUNGARY
Judit KLEIN (Hungary) & Maria A. GEORGIADOU (Cyprus)
Final report  /  Summary  /  Online version on www.amenca.org

INTEGRATION AND SPORT: A COMPARISON OF URBAN STRATEGIES IN HOLLAND AND ITALY
Simone D'ANTONIO & Frotina ZUIDEMA
Article  /  Summary

FOOTBALL AGAINST RACISM - HOW TO COMMUNICATE A GOOD IDEA THROUGH AN ANIMATION VIDEO Football against racism - how to communicate a good idea through an animation video
Luís PEREIRA & Estefanía JIMÉNEZ
Final report  /  Summary  /  Training resources

ZBIGNIEW BONIEK AND INTEGRATION IN SPORTS
Pavel CHUDUK (Poland) & Marina LALOVIC (Italy)
Joint work proposal  /  Online version

ROMA PEOPLE FROM CRAIOVA TO BOLOGNA
Nelson BOVA (Italy) & Marius DAEA (Romania)
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THE SPORTSWOMAN IN THE REGIONAL PRESS
Karoline MORALES & Regina GOUVEIA (Portugal)
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" THE TEAM OF HOPE" OR HOW THE SPORT CHANGED HUMAN LIVES
Valentin TODOROV (Bulgaria) & Stylianos PAPANTONAKIS (Greece)
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INTEGRATION IN NASQUE RURAL SPORTS
Agus HENAN, Ignacio IRIGOIREN, FERNANDEZ & GALIANA
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DIVERSITY AND SPORT: THE ROLE - AND REALITY – OF LOCAL AUTHORITIES
Michalis SIMOPOULOS (Cyprus) & Agne KAIRIUNAITE (Lithuanian)
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SPORT AND MUSIC CHANGE LIFE
Meraj Abid & Pauline Compan
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MORE THAN A GAME
Brindusa NASTASA (Romania/Germany/UK) & Francesco CONTE (Italy)
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SPORT AGAINST DISCRIMINATION: THE GOAL IS POSSIBLE
Mélanie CHALLE (France) & Danny LYNCH (United Kingdom)
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PLAY WITH US - WE ARE NOT AFRAID OF YOU
David TOSCO & Niko WIELAND
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NON-DISCRIMINATION ET ANTIRACISME DANS LES MEDIAS - REGLEMENTATION ET PRATIQUE EN CHYPRE ET ROUMANIE
Willy TOTORO & Cristina SILION

CAN'T WALK? TRY FLYING! - THE MOST SPECTACULAR GAME ON WHEELS
Francesco CONTE & Jan KAMPMANN
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SPORTS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION: THE GOAL IS POSSIBLE. A COMPARISON BETWEEN TUSCANY AND BULGARIA
Rossitza STOYKOVA (Bulgaria) & Enrico PACE (Italia)
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CHALLENGES OF THE CHAMPS: HOW MINORITY ATHLETES RISE FROM ADVERSITY TO VICTORY
Çelen OBEN & Sheila RIIKONEN
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