Conference - Day One
Friday 26 February 2010 | Administrator MiM
Thursday February 25th 2010: the first day of the Tuning in to Diversity Conference 2010 in Budapest, Hungary. What was going on? The first participants were coming in around twelve o’clock. After some coffee and a bite the plenary session started. Timea Daroczi kicked off the conference! After that Balázs Medveczky speeched in Hungarian and Ed Klute in English.
Kriszta D. Toth, journalist and anchor woman at MTV hosted a talkshow about “ How media and civil society can cooperate to make the media more diverse”. People participating in the talk show were Frans Jennekens, President of the IDPG group of the EBU, and Diversity Manager at NPS (Dutch Public Broadcaster); Janos Daroczi, President of the Roma Foundation Office, Hungary; Mira Georgiou, Lecturer at London School of Economics and Ed Klute, director of Mira Media.
After a short break the Roma Jungle started. An interactive show about Hungarian gipsies’ discrimination in the 21st century. About the troubles they face and encounter: finding a job and an apartment and about how local Hungarians think about Roma. Spectators were asked to share their opinion by showing a red or a green peace of paper. When the show was finished the participants had to go to their introductive workshops. About 150 participants were divided in to seven different groups. The idea of the workshops was to get to know each other a little bit (name, country, organisation, function) so that on the second day during the workshops everybody would be able to get right to the point.
During the entire first day of the conference several camera crews were walking around the Millenaris center: MTV, Duna TV and Slovakia TV. In the “Green room” youngsters from Roots and Routes Internationals and Hungarians were working on video reports about the conference. A first impression of the first day of the conference made by the Roots and Routes youngsters is available at http://www.tuningintodiversity.eu/article/2010/02/25/first_impressions/.
Dinner was served around 18.30, where people with hungry stomachs were able to enjoy excellent Hungarian food in combination with a good glass of wine. In the mean time in the center of the Millenaris the information market, with Hungarian and international media and integration projects, was being held. Participants of the conference were able to walk around, watch the video-material they brought and ask questions to the organisations representatives. The first day of the conference was closed by two episodes about Roma in Spain and Poland made by the EBU. EBU produces a series: Roma in Europe about the lives of Roma in several different EU-countries.
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