A Diversity Toolkit for factual programmes in public service television

A Diversity Toolkit for factual programmes in public service television was published by FRA in January 2008 ahead of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue. The Toolkit was developed by media professionals under the auspices of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Over the past years, a number of European public service broadcasting professionals working with and for cultural and ethnic minorities, have been meeting regularly as the EBU's Intercultural and Diversity Group, with the support of the European Social Fund Sweden.
They have exchanged experiences and produced joint programmes. The Diversity Toolkit brings together the collective knowledge of these TV professionals. The Toolkit may be used for non-commercial purposes either by journalists and programme-makes in their daily work, or as a tool for training sessions and workshops.

What is the toolkit composed of?

The Toolkit contains a wealth of information on how to promote the principles of cultural diversity in broadcast organisations and TV programmes. It brings together practical elements (checklists, references) and good practice advice that can be used, applied and learned from. The Toolkit comes in the form of a handy ring binder and is available free-of-charge from FRA. It includes a DVD with examples from news and current affairs programmes from a dozen European countries illustrating some of the difficulties facing journalists when they report on minorities and its associated documentation.

How to recieve the Diversity Toolkit?

Should you be interested in receiving a copy in the future, please contact media@fra.europa.eu