Accessibility Tools

It works! Good solutions for antidiscrimination

Project Promoter: Stowarzyszenie Jeden Świat
Proposal: 1st thematic call
Co-financed from the program: 28 004,00 EUR
Partners: None
Duration time: 01.12.2021-31.10.2022

According to the Media Freedom Rapid Response ‘Restricting media freedom in Poland’ report (2020), media freedom in Poland is currently facing its greatest challenges since 2015. Weakening citizen journalism has a destructive impact on media independence and pluralism. At the same time, in the report ‘Protection from Discrimination in Poland’, the Ombudsman draws attention to the need to bring the topic of discrimination into the mainstream of public debate and to change public awareness of this phenomenon. This project deals with the role of the media in observing and describing existing problems concerning human rights violations and discrimination against excluded groups and minorities. It aims to increase the sensitivity of both those creating and those receiving journalistic content. We launch a School of Solutions Journalism, which will equip novice journalists (mainly from the Wielkopolska Region) with tools that will help them create reliable materials on discrimination and human rights as well as verify institutional activities in this area. At the same time, we want to deepen journalistic social sensitivity and draw attention to the potential of the solutions journalism. We will conduct a social campaign dedicated to a selected issue raised during the School of Solutions Journalism. A group of trained volunteers conduct anti-discrimination media education workshops for pupils in schools in the Greater Poland Region. We develop scenarios for such workshops and make them available as downloadable publications. We believe that the increased interest of young journalists in human rights, discrimination and social exclusion will result in higher number of valuable publications on these topics and at the same time help tackle fake news.