March 21, 2005

RESOURCES: Watching the media - media literacy toolkit against discrimination

RESOURCES - "WATCHING THE MEDIA". A new media literacy toolkit against discrimination

"Watching the media" is the title of a media literacy toolkit against discrimination developed within a European project co-ordinated by ESAN (European Social Action Network). The toolkit has various sections covering different but related topics: Representation and Identity, Media Literacy, Stereotyping and Representations of Arabs and Muslims. Each section provides key notions, background information and activity schemes and suggestions for group  readers. It also includes reports of local activities that were developed within the project by the individual partners.

The toolkit aims to make young people aware of the difference between reality and media representation, bringing them to reflect on mechanisms in the media that generate and reproduce discrimination. The toolkit is of interest to youth centres, schools, group leaders and media educators. Professional media educators with experience in the anti-discrimination field will find few new ideas, although the section on Muslims is definitely of interest. The price of the toolkit is 50 Euro + 10.75 carriage costs, which is good value for money, although being developed with European money we would try to bargain a better price.

It can be ordered from:

ESAN Secrétariat
60, rue sainte Catherine - 59000 Lille - FRANCE
Tel/Fax : +33 3 20 55 10 99 - e-mail

SOURCE: LOG IN THE MEDIA newsletter #5

Chris Schuepp
Young People's Media Network - Coordinator
c/o ECMC (European Centre for Media Competence)
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