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Visiting Radio Leinehertz
To complete our image of citizen media in Germany we visited the open radio channel Radio Leinehertz in Hannover in the state Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen). Besides getting to know this citizen platform, we also met other ASA participants working at Radio Leinehertz. Radio Leinehertz is an open radio channel in Hannover. It was founded in 2009 with the aim to support democracy, educate people about media and political structures and give them the opportunity to present their opinions to the public. 35 % of the radio channel is financed by the State Media Authority of Lower Saxnoy (NLM). Furthermore, they receive financial support by the city of Hannover, the job center, donations, sponsors and income from their shop. All in all, they receive around €700.000-750.000 per year. The radio channel has one editing room, music control room, various offices, three studios, two recording rooms, a meeting room and a shop. They also share rooms with the free TV channel h1. Around 30 people are working at Radio Leinehertz including the staff of 10 people, apprentices, interns and volunteers. Only the staff and the apprentices are paid by Radio Leinehertz. Radio Leinehertz produces a large variety of different shows, part of them in cooperation with the open TV channel h1. The radio program runs from 6:00-18:00. From 18:00 to 6:00 there is a free space for the program of the volunteers. Around 250 volunteers, who are chosen every 6 months, produce various magazines about different topics. Radio Leinehertz covers the city and region of Hannover of 1.5 mio. People. Their website has around 40.000- 50.000 visitors per day and the radio channel 20.000-22.000 listeners. As Radio Leinehertz main goal is to support democracy by the means of media, the people working for the open channel are free to choose which topics they want to talk about. The liberty to freely talk about your opinion and produce shows about topics that interest you is enabled by the good communication to the radio’s staff. For more information you can visit leinehertz.net....
Experiencing Veganism in Germany
As veganism is so popular in Germany we decided to produce a reportage to go deeper into the subject. We talked to a vegan person to learn more about the vegan lifestyle and finally tried some vegan food ourselves....
Monastir: USM crowned Champions of Tunisia
The youth Basketball section of USM successfully finished the season with three titles. This season, substantial efforts were made to offer comfortable training conditions to the young players. Despite the financial problems that the section suffers from, both the youth coaches Mhamed Gaddour and Ghedira Mansour, including his assistant Skander Skandrani, succeeded in leading their teams to the podium and confirming their positions as the best teams in Tunisia. The administration, composed of Sabeur Harzallah, the president of the section, Raed Besbes, Ahmed Zgour and Amine Harzallah as “conductors”, played an important part in securing the titles as well. The solidarity, the sincerity and the love for the club of the coaches, players and administrators were the key of this success story. Finally, we have to congratulate this young group of people who is doing very well with a minimum of financial resources but can rely on the input of every single member. We wish them the best for the future!...
Do you know Tunisia?
As we are now living in Münster, the twin city of Monastir we were curious to know what Münster’s citizens know about Tunisia. Therefore we went to the city centre to ask people in the streets about Tunisia. So let’s see if you know Tunisia…....
Monastir project: Visiting Kanal 21 in Bielefeld
Citizen Media in NRW – Germany Within Germany there are various platforms and organizations for citizen media, each having their own ideas of what citizen media is supposed to provide. To get an idea how citizen media organizations differ in their concept, structure and goals we will present two citizen media organizations in NRW: Kanal 21 and MNSTR.medien. Kanal 21 Kanal 21 is a Citzen Media institution located in Bielefeld. It was founded in 2005 with the goal to give citizens the opportunity to learn about media. Kanal 21 is financially supported by the state media authority LfM (Landesanstalt für Medien NRW). Additionally, they receive support from sponsors for certain projects and also have paid productions from time to time. The organization is located on the compounds of an old army supply building, where bread used to be stored. Kanal 21 has two editing rooms, two seminar rooms, two studios, an audio studio, a control room, a room for electric repairs and two archives. They have all the equipment which is necessary to produce TV magazines and live shows. Some of the equipment was given to them by the LfM. Currently 30 people are working at Kanal 21, teaching, learning and taking part in the production of Kanal 21’s TV shows and radio reports. There are 8 trainees from the Arbeitsagentur (employment agency), 8 interns every three months, 7 trainees and 4 permanently employed co-workers: an accountant, a technician, a journalist and a designer. Only the 4 permanent employees are paid partially from the LFfM budget and the others are either not payed (interns) or externally financed. Kanal 21 provides learning sessions and gives all interested citizens the opportunity to practice and produce TV reports, they provide timeslots on nrwision (the regional Citizen Media TV channel) where these productions and the production of live concert shows can be presented to the public. Kanal 21 productions include: – Magazines: Bielefeld Sozial, Begin Your Integration, Hot Spot 21, Palette – Das Stadtmagazin – Vox Pops: Frage der Woche – Event Shows – Music Shows: Live Concerts, Backstage, Musik aus OWL – Talk Shows: Im Profil Kanal 21’s main focus regarding Citizen Media is the pedagogical aspect of teaching people how to use media. By the means of learning and producing their own reports, people develop a critical mind towards media and question their own consuming habits. Citizen Media therefore contributes to the development of media competence in the society. For more information you can visit kanal-21.de. MNSTR.medien MNSTR.medien was founded to offer what public TV and radio channels can’t offer in their opinion: freedom and pluralism of opinions. MNSTR.medien wants to grant citizens an open access to produce media and learn media competences. MNSTR.medien, located in Münster has a long history going back to 1997, when the open TV channel “TV Münster” first went on air. MNSTR.medien is financed by the LfM. In addition, they generate income through their rental service and small paid productions for social institutions. MNSTR.medien is located in the Bennohaus which belongs to the municipality of Münster. It has one editing room, a seminar room, offices, two audio rooms, one control room, a big hall for live shows and an archive. Around 120 people are working for MNSTR.TV per year. They are composed of – 100 interns who are learning and producing – 7 apprentices who are being trained to be a media designer in sound and vision – 5 freelancers holding courses and producing reports – 1 permanent employee managing the department MNSTR.medien provides professional equipment, expert knowledge and the infrastructure for citizens to produce media, they provide media education and the opportunity of participation. The productions are broadcasted on the channel nrwision. MNSTR.medien’s productions include: – Magazines: MNSTR.TV, weit/winkel, Nachgehakt, diverCity, Ökoplosiv, daMalS, REMASTERED – Late Night Show: Promenade – Music Magazine: 48,1, Feedback, Jukebox – Shows: intercult, Kultur am Kanal, Objektiv – Podcast: Prakticast – Radio magazine: MNSTRWELLE The idea of citizen media for MNSTR.medien is, that people regardless of their social background, education and age can create media and actively participate in society. By learning how to use media, people develop a critical opinion toward media. Citizen Media offers new perspectives on dominant discourses and alternative approaches. They contribute to a diversity of opinions in the local media landscape. They are authentic and above all independent. For more information you can visit mnstr-medien.de....
Monastir: Video Diary #4
Last week was all about creating a concept for a citizen media plattform in Monastir. But what is our idea of citizen media and what should citizen media provide to the Tunisian society?...
Monastir: Video Diary #3
Our last week was very exciting. Watch our video diary to know what we have been doing…...
Monastir: Video Diaries #1 and #2
In order to keep you posted about our internship, we will produce a video diary every week in which we’ll share our experiences and talk about the most important things we have learned. Here are our first two diaries. ...
The Story of Easter
April in Germany: the shops are full of easter eggs and easter bunnies. Easter seems to have a great importance in Germany but why and how do people celebrate Easter?...
City Tour in Münster
Anja Terhorst working at Münster’s municipality invited us for a city tour through Münster. We started our day with a bike tour and rode to the old town. As it was our first experience to ride a bike in Münster we enjoyed it very much and would like to do it again! Our first stop was the town hall, where we visited the famous hall of peace, „Friedenssaal“. Then we moved on to the Prinzipalmarkt, the LWL Art Museum, the church „Lambertikirche“ and the cathedral. As Münster offers many sights we decided to continue our tour with the red double-decker „Münsterbus“. One of the most important places in Münster surely is the big lake „Aasee“. Taking the boat „Solaaris“ we crossed the lake to the open air museum „Mühlenhof“. There we visted traditional buildings of illustrating the rural life in Münsterland. Despite the great amount of activities and new impressions for a single day, we enjoyed each of them. We definitely will spend more time to visit more places in Münster, as it’s a beautiful city!...
Munster : A special city in Germany
We are three interns from Tunisia and Germany taking part in the ASA program which permits us to work three months in the Bennohaus Münster, Germany and three months in Monastir, Tunisia. On the second day of the internship we learned how to create a radio interview. As we are new in Münster we asked our colleagues for recommendations, what to do and which places to visit....
Creating Citizen Media in Monastir – First Day
Using Citizen Media to support Civic Engagement Daniela, Fatma & Ahmed Amine – all of them are part of our new project, which we designed in cooperation with Association Amitié et Coopération Internationale de Monastir (A2.C.I.M.) and the municipality of Münster. The project aims to create Citizen Media structures in Münster’s twin city Monastir, Tunesia. From April to June, the three participants will stay in Münster and learn about different types of Citizen Media. At the end of the year, they will spend three months in Monastir in order to transfer their knowledge and try to create the organisational and technical infrastructure in cooperation with A2.C.I.M. To follow their progress, visit mnstr.tv/monastir! For more background information, visit the Bennohaus page (German). The project is supported by the ASA programm....