THE EUROPEAN RADIO BROADCASTING CAMPAIGN
With the purpose of working against hate speech in the media and raising awareness among European citizens on issues related to migration processes, human rights and the situation of ethnic and religious minorities in our society, this radio broadcasting campaign is born based on the practical recommendations of the ethical code developed jointly by the partners of the project.
It is essential that the European media serve as a vehicle for promoting and driving values of peace, tolerance, solidarity and human rights. Thus, this radio broadcasting campaign posted in more than 150 broadcasting radio stations and 7 countries will address and analyze issues related to cultural diversity in a context of humanitarian crisis and make initiatives and projects visible that help build new imagery based on integration, respect and human rights.
From the end of 2017 and during 6 months, each partner of the project will produce and broadcast 20 radio programs in its associated media networks to reach a total of more than 4 million listeners at European level.
What is Hate Speech ?
Ciaran Murray talks to Anne Walsh from Not to Hate Speech Campaign in Ireland about the definition of Hate Speech and the Not to Hate Speech Campaign, an initiative supported by the European Commission. Also, Sally Galiana interviews Caroline Reid, Communication Officer with the Irish Refugee Council, about their social media strategy.
What is Hate Speech ? – Part II –
Alan Braddish talks to Press Ombudsman Peter Feeney, who works under the guidance of the Press Council of Ireland, an independent regulatory body to consider, investigate, resolve or adjudicate on complaints received from the public of possible breaches of the Press Council’s Code of Practice by member publications. Also, Sally Galiana interviews Caroline Reid, Communication Officer with the Irish Refugee Council, about their social media strategy.
Hate Crime and Law in Ireland
Donie Tarrant talks to Shane O’Curry, National Platform Coordinator with the European Network Against Racism in Ireland (ENAR), about the Love Not Hate Campaign for Hate Crime Legislation . Also, Sally Galiana interviews Caroline Reid, Communication Officer with the Irish Refugee Council, about their social media strategy.
The Muslim Communities in Ireland
Alan Braddish presents this programme, where Sally Galiana talks to Shaykh Dr. Umar Al-Qadri, the chair of Irish Muslim Peace and Integration Council, about the Muslim Communities in Ireland and some initiatives to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions relating to Islam and Muslims.
Doing it ourselves. Migrant led initiatives in Ireland
Liam Nolan presents this programme, where Sally Galiana interviews Chinadu Onyejelem, funder, editor and journalist of Metro Eireann magazine, the only multicultural publication led and produced by and for the migrant community in Ireland. Next, Sally interviews Ellie Kisyombe, founder and director of Our Table, a very imaginative and delicious initiative to challenge the Direct Provision regime imposed by Irish authorities on asylum seekers in Ireland.
Adrianne Murphy presents this programme, and guest Teresa Buczkowska, Integration Team Coordinator with the Immigrant Council of Ireland, speaks about the situation faced by migrants in the country, the Migrant Integration Strategy and its implementation and how integration is a two way road and how will be achieve.
Anti-Social Media: Hate Speech online
Alan Braddish talks to broadcaster Dil Wickremasinghe about her experience of online hate speech and future legislation on this particular issue. Later in the programme, Donie Tarrant, talks to Alan Farrell TD on the cyberbullying legislation being discussed at the moment in the Irish parliament.
Tracking racism in Ireland
Ciaran Murray talks to Dr Lucy Michael, Sociology lecturer (Ulster University). Dr Michael works closely with civil society organisations and public bodies to improve reporting and recording of racist incidents, and to collect data to understand the particular experiences of ethnic minorities of racism in Ireland. In particular her partnership with European Network Against Racism in Ireland (ENAR) has produced innovative research on reporting as bystander intervention. Sally Galiana interviews Shane O’Curry, director of ENAR Ireland on the Ireport initiative.
East is East
Adrianne Murphy talks to Juta Celmare from Latvia and Tatjana Skot and Matej Silipetar from Croatia about their experience of living in Ireland as migrants, and how integration is a two way road.
Asylum vs. Direct Provision
Adrianne Murphy introduces Sally Galiana’s interview with Lucky Khambule, one of the funder members of Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI) about the Direct Provision regime imposed by Irish authorities on asylum seekers in Ireland. Later, Adrianne speaks with Mister X, an anonymous asylum seeker who explains the realities of Direct Provision.
United in Sports
Ciaran Murray introduces Tatjana Skot’s interview with Ken McCue of Sports Against Racism Ireland (SARI) who explains the ethos of the organisation and how sport, and specially soccer, can be a tool for integration and solidarity. Later, Ciaran talks to Garrett Mullan of Show Racism the Red Card on the organisation’s initiatives to tackle racism in sports.
The Traveller Community in Ireland
Alan Braddish talks with Irish Traveller Movement Board member Oein DeBhairduin and Martin Collins of the Roma and Traveller Centre Pavee Point on the past and present discrimination suffered by the Traveller Community in Ireland on the week of the first anniversary of the Traveller Community being finally recognised as an ethnic minority in Ireland
Equality against Hate
Adrianne Murphy speaks to Colette O’Regan, Training and Information Coordinator with LGBT Ireland about the services provided by the organisation and the positive impact of the marriage equality referendum in Ireland, against the background of the lack of hate crime legislation in Ireland and the reasons behind the underreporting of hate crime against the LGBTI community.
Adrianne Murphy speaks to Dr. James Carr, Department of Sociology and a member of the Hate & Hostility Research Group at the University of Limerick, and Saham Muhamed, from Iraq who has been living and working in Ireland for over 3 years on Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism in Ireland.
The invisible Europeans
Adrianne Murphy introduces Sally Galiana’s interview with Gabi Muntean, one of the Roma Community Devleopment workers in Pavee Point, the Roma and Traveller Centre. Gabi was one of the researchers for the Roma in Ireland a National Needs Assessment report. The report has found that up to one-fifth of Roma people surveyed in Ireland are completely marginalised from State services and supports as they are deemed ineligible for medical cards, training and employment schemes, social protection payments and homeless or other supports. Roma people are living in extreme poverty, in sub-standard and overcrowded accommodation, sometimes without a bathroom, kitchen or cooker and contending with rats, damp and sewerage problems. Service providers reported cases of malnutrition among young Roma children, while a further 60% of Roma respondents reported being consistently poor.
All Different, All Equal. International Day against Racism
Adrianne Murphy talks to Shane O’Curry, director of European Network Against Racism-Ireland on the significance of International Day Against Racial Discrimination (21st March), and events plan to mark the day.
Respect Words… That’s it: respect words
Donie Tarrant talks to Noeline Blackwell, a human rights lawyer who is Chief Executive of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. She was formerly the Director General of the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC), and before that, was the principal of a solicitor’s practice in Dublin. Noeline sits on the Citizens Information Board, the board of the Immigrant Council of Ireland and on the board of Front Line Defenders. She has previously been a member of the boards of the International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH) and Amnesty International, Ireland. Noeline talks about the importance of respecting words, the legislation around hate speech in Ireland and where to go from there against the context of migration to and from Ireland and how society has evolved in this new multicultural reality.
Donie Tarrant talks to Senator Aodhan O’Riordan. On 15 July 2014 Ó Ríordáin was appointed Minister of State with responsibility for New Communities, Culture and Equality at the Departments of Justice and Equality and Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. As Minister of State he prioritised reforming the Direct Provision system.
A Young Voice against Racism
Donie Tarrant travels to Drogheda to meet Joella Dhlamini, a 16 years old South African who had the opportunity to spend a full day with Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Leo Varackar on November 2017. Joella was chosen by UNICEF to represent the views of the children of Ireland after she entered a competition to describe the one change for children she would like to see. Donie and Joella discuss the differences between Soweto’s and Ireland’s education system, schemes or actions towards integration in Irish schools and the bigotry and harassment she has personally experienced.
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