Next Workshop GRITIM-UPF/CAC

The IV Symposium Local World and Immigration. What becomes news?, organized by the Committee for Diversity in the Audovisual Media (Mesa per a la Diversitat en l'Audiovisual) in collaboration with GRITIM-UPF, will reflect on how and why some issues pertaining to immigration become visible while others remain invisible, especially at the local level.

The general framework of reflection proposed for this Symposium is the relationship between local policies of diversity accommodation and media broadcasting at the national and local levels. The premise is that the primary feature distinguishing immigration management in Catalonia is its focus on the local. The municipal context is more than ever the centre of political attention on immigration issues.

The Symposium will consist of an inaugural conference by Jean-Paul Marthoz, professor in Journalism and author of the book Couvrir les migrations, and two round-tables, the first 'The importance of language: immigrants until when?' and the second 'Intercultural cities: how to gain visibility?'.

Date: Friday 16 December 2011
Time: 9:30 - 14:30 hours
Place: CAC (Consell de l'Audiovisual de Catalunya)

Registration at MDA's webpage or by sending an email to mesadiversitat.cac@gencat.cat. Registration is obligatory, but free of cost.

To see the programme, click here.