Demystifying Prejudice

A Bilateral, Intercultural Platform for Training Reporters
and Video Journalists


Project description

Demystifying Prejudice sheds light on social, cultural and economic issues in EU and MENA countries in order to expand perspectives on socio-cultural topics and realities and foster journalistic talent. For the first episode taking place in 2013, we are focussing on Egypt and Germany.

The 2013 project is the pilot of a long-term project that aims to explore a variety of topics such as employment, women rights, sustainability, education and cultural production through transnational collaborations of citizen journalists.

Pairings will always consist of one person from a European country and one from the Middle East and North Africa region. This way the reports profit from intimate local knowledge of the and the fresh input and vision that the visitor brings. Participants from these two countries will produce mono thematic episodes comparing realities in Egypt and Germany in mixed-nationality teams. The topics will be explored through a fresh set of eyes for those familiar with the country and new, realistic insights for those who do not know it

Reporting skills of the participants will be developed through workshops and lectures on formats, journalism, shooting, editing and a variety of theoretical background issues relevant to the societies at hand. In the framework of the training, we will also hold a lab on deconstructing culturally induced observation habits and allow the citizen journalists to exchange experiences and perspectives on a personal level.

The quality of the episodes and their content will be supervised and guided by the trainers and editorial team. We intend to work with NGOs, experts and civil society organisations active in the fields covered. The reports will be made available online and for broadcast and presented to a target group in schools and higher education. Through lectures and presentations at universities and schools, we hope to further an transcultural understanding of various approaches to social, educational and economic realities.

The reports will be made available online and for broadcast and presented to a target group in schools and higher education. Through lectures and presentations at universities and schools, we hope to further an transcultural understanding of various approaches to social, educational and economic realities. After the end of the initial project, the materials will be available for reprint and reuse for NGOs, educational institutions

The pilot of the project will focus on national and grass- roots approaches to Education in Germany and Egypt. These subjects were determined through a poll in schools in the Damanhour province of Egypt.


Project Links

+ GlobalEyesTV

+ Generation Revolution

+ Goethe Institute

+ Cultural Innovators Network

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