CIVIS Media Prize 2013
In a TV gala held at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, hosted by the television presenter Sandra Maischberger, the CIVIS Media Prize for Integration and Cultural Diversity was awarded in eight categories. Prior to the event, an international jury had selected 23 of the total of 639 submitted programmes for the final round of selection. The CIVIS Media Prize 2013 is awarded as a European and German TV Prize as well as a European Radio Prize for German-speaking programmes in the EU and Switzerland. The "Young CIVIS Media Prize" is awarded as a European sponsorship prize. A new addition in the category European Television Prize this year is a "Magazine Prize" for short television programmes of up to ten minutes. The "CIVIS Online Media Prize" was already presented several weeks ago.
As one of three patrons, Federal President Joachim Gauck already drew attention prior to the event to the fact that the German and European future depends upon "how well we succeed in remaining united in diversity and, while conscious of our differences, we strive for the common good". He said it is a matter of defending the democratic achievements against abuse and extremism. In this connection, the media has an important role to play. They can enlighten, call prejudices into question, classify problems and report on the everyday life of coexistence. "The media enable us, with new knowledge, to correct old mistakes", according to the Federal President. more
CIVIS Media Prize for Integration 2013
For integration and cultural diversity –
against racism and discrimination
The CIVIS Media Prize honours the best programmes on the theme of integration and cultural diversity in Europe. Awarded are programmes on radio and television which promote the peaceful coexistence of people with the most varied national, ethnic, religious or cultural origins.
The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, the German Federal President, Joachim Gauck and the Federal Foreign Minister, Dr. Guido Westerwelle are patrons of the European CIVIS Media Prize 2013. more
With the CIVIS Media Prize the public service broadcasting companies in Germany, Austria, Slovenia and Switzerland provide a sustainable sign in the European society. more
CIVIS Media Prize 2013
20 radio and TV programmes nominated for presentation of prizes
20 radio and TV Programmes have been nominated for the presentation of prizes of the renowned European media prize. 639 programme contributions from 22 countries in the European Union and Switzerland entered the 2013 competition. An impressive result!
Five nominations go to Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR). There are three nominations for Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR). Two nominations each go to Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) and Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb).
One nomination each goes to British Broadcasting Coporaion (BBC), Telewizja Polska (TVP), the German-French cultural channel ARTE, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Schweizer Rundfunk und Fernsehen (SRF) and SAT.1.
Bridging the gap with political rap
For Eva-Maria Michel, the Deputy Director-General of the Westdeutscher Rundfunk and Chairwoman of the Partner’s meeting of the CIVIS Media Foundation, it was clear that with www.raputation-casting.tv, a web platform had really deserved to win the Online Media Prize which, with a typically youthful approach, attempts to introduce young people to social themes. In doing so, RAPutation makes use of modern elements of a casting show. The teenagers rap on the Internet about racism and injustice, and in doing so can work off their frustrations. The search is on for the best political rapper. A convincing multi-media web platform according to the CIVIS online jury which talked about a "powerful audio-visual presentation on the Internet" and particularly emphasized the emotionality. "Highly political, outstanding in terms of both content and presentation" were among the reasons for the page’s selection as the winner of the competition in 2013. In the political rap about the poor and the rich, everyday racism and educational opportunity, both everyday life and reality were presented. Easy to understand that with so much praise, the prize-winners were delighted when accepting their award. Also nominated were "no-nazi.net", the young web platform for social networks without Nazis and the online service on questions of the Immigration society "mediendienst-integration.de".
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