17 March 2007. First meeting of the experts of the Intercultural Media network in Emilia Romagna, MIER Network. In Bologna, journalists and media operators know each other, discuss and identify the first actions to engage in as a network of intercultural communication initiatives in Emilia Romagna.
It is an initiative of the Cospe , association of development cooperation of emerging countries, which in collaboration with the Emilia Romagna region realizes the project Media Multicultural and pluralism, for the interaction and networking of the intercultural editorial experiences of the territory.
There are those who continue to actively follow the subsequent round tables; who fails to reconcile the interest in the project with second, third party and delegation; who for other reasons, continues to observe from around the corner. But a thread has combined different media realities, which since then have continued to collaborate, reaching the first two days of Mier in Bologna.
12 and 13 December 2008. At alt (r) a voice is the first Meeting of intercultural media in Emilia Romagna with open doors. It begins with a discussion on migrant publishing as a tool for participating in the economic and social development of the territory, in the setting of the Filippo Neri Oratory in Bologna.
"When we talked about ourselves, we didn't recognize each other" - explains Raymon Dassi, telling about his experience with Mier / Felsimedia and Il Tamburo. "There was a missing voice in the Bologna media landscape: ours". The sustainability of these editorial experiences is discussed and how their lives risk being limited to the duration of a financed project, there is talk of promoting intercultural communication in the territory and the need for a form of self-representation and expression characterized by greater professionalism emerges. .
Symptomatic are the results of the research conducted by the Corecom Emilia Romagna on the representation of immigrants in regional newscasts: immigrants, subjects of the news, would almost never speak during the services that concern them; stereotypes would often be used to talk about them and rarely would it be positive news, representative of multicultural reality.
And after a Friday evening with readings of thoughts about conflicts, poems of the greatest Albanian authors and excellent multicultural music, the meeting continues inside the Farnese Chapel, on Saturday 13 with a live radio broadcast by Asteriscoradio.com.
The theme of observing the Charter of Rome and the code of ethics for journalists dealing with immigrants, political refugees and asylum seekers returns in the various speeches. "There are still titles published that refer to illegal immigrants who have died in the sea - John Foot, of University College London, observes - who become so even before they touch Italian soil. It is as if people had become categories ”. And with him Sun Wen Long, of Mier / Associna, who denounces news "that ridicule" and therefore harms the dignity of the person.
The closure of the works is left to Tahar Lamri, who after a few clarifications on some of the interventions during the meeting, closes with the aforementioned metaphor of the goldfish that clashes against the aquarium glass, but for its brief memory he forgets and thinks he's still in the ocean. "So the journalist writes about immigration thinking he is in globalization," he concludes.
And, as has been said these days, the hic sunt leones used by cartographers of the sixteenth century to indicate the areas they did not know, cannot be applied to information professionals. Here then is a network of multicultural media and their greater support and dissemination will be of help especially to journalists who are not sufficiently prepared and to the extremely ill Italian-centric information system.
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