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Media: Is there a visible presence (or absence) of members of target groups as media professionals?

Key Area:
Public Life, Culture, Sport & Media
Racism, Equality
17/02/2012 - 21:31
Short Answer

There is a scarce visibility of media professionals belonging to migrant and ethnic minority groups in the mainstream media.

Qualitative Info

There are no known incentives to increase the participation of persons belonging to minorities in the media, except for the media programmes produced by the Alto Comissariado para a Imigração e Diálogo Intercultural (ACIDI) [High Commission for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue]: the television programme "Nós" [Us] and the radio programme "Gente como Nós" [People like us].

The Council of Europe campaign "Speak Out Against Discrimination" was launched in Lisbon on the 9th of June 2009, in the presence of the High Commissioner for Immigration and Intercultural Dialogue, with the objective of raising the awareness of public opinion against discrimination, specially anti-semitism, islamophobia and anti-Roma feelings. It also aims to enhance the visibility of the cultural diversity by supporting the access of minority groups to professional careers in the media.


ACIDI, Programa "Nós",, Date of access: 24.02.2012.

ACIDI, Programa "Gente como Nós",, Date of access: 24.02.2012.

Council of Europe, Speak Out Against Discrimination,, Date of access: 24.02.2012.

Dias, B. Ralha, T. and Silva, E. (2009), Complementary Data Collection - Contribution from Portugal to the Annual Report of the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union, Vienna: European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.

Groups affected/interested Migrants, Roma & Travelers
Type (R/D) Anti-migrant/xenophobia, Anti-roma/ romaphobia
Key socio-economic / Institutional Areas Media
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