Media society and non-discrimination: Are we doing enough?


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Racist harassment, violence, and discriminatory ethnic profiling are commonplace in Europe, which increases the importance of the role of the media in exposing discrimination based on ethnic origin.

Over the years, the European Union has put in place legislation to tackle discrimination, such as the Racial Equality Directive, but legislative and interpretative gaps remain.

The way in which people with a minority racial or ethnic background are portrayed in the media, and whether they are represented at all, can reinforce negative stereotypes, with their under-representation in media professions further reinforcing this trend.

This Special Report looks into the role of the media in raising awareness of racial or ethnic discrimination and diversity in the media sector.

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