News Generation Against Hate: Empowering La Courneuve Youth to Create Alternative Narratives and Champion Diversity in the Media
Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 3:00-5:00pm EDT
Conference Room 8, United Nations Headquarters, New York
A group of young participants between the ages of 16 to 24 years old from the municipality of La Courneuve (Paris area, France) will present their achievements following their completion of UNAOC’s “News Generation Against Hate” programme.
Implemented since 2021, the programme equipped young people with the tools to combat misinformation, hate speech, and stereotypes by promoting intercultural and interreligious understanding in the media. Through workshops and capacity-building activities, a total of 40 participants acquired storytelling techniques and competencies to promote mutual understanding and respect for the other. Moreover, through the production of media content such as videos and radio podcasts, participants learned to recognize and address misinformation and discrimination in the media. Led by a group of experienced facilitators, they produced alternative narratives and multimedia content covering local and national issues related to multiculturalism, becoming active actors and partners of social change.
Wednesday, 4 May 2022, 3:00-5:00 pm EDT (New York time)
The event will be broadcast live on the UN Web TV website, as well as on the UNAOC website.
Join us live here:
- UN Web TV: https://media.un.org/en/asset/k10/k103k4bl7k
- UNAOC Website: https://www.unaoc.org/lesmedias/
The Ceremony will be covered live on Twitter. Join the social media conversation through the official hashtag: #LesMediasCestNous
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) is committed to engaging with municipalities, which are often on the frontlines of challenges linked to intercultural and interreligious tensions that may erupt within diverse communities.
Through this component of the ‘News Generation Against Hate’ project, UNAOC seeks to empower the youth participants by providing them with a platform for dialogue. Moreover, this will also constitute a unique opportunity for UNAOC to showcase the potential of working with local youth in collaboration with municipalities – an approach that is replicable across the board, in line with UNAOC’s wider strategy of working with cities and local governments to mobilize action at the community level.
The event will be chaired by Mr. Miguel Moratinos, High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, in the presence of Mr. Gilles Poux, Mayor of La Courneuve.
The spotlight will be on ten youth participants, who will present their media projects and achievements following the programme’s intensive capacity-building trainings and media workshops.
In addition, the following guests will deliver keynote remarks:
- H.E. Mr. Nicolas de Rivière, Permanent Representative of the Permanent Mission of France to the United Nations
- Ms. Daniela Bas, Director of the Division for Inclusive Social Development at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA)