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30 Years of the CIVIS Media Prize

april 11th, 2017

30 Years of the CIVIS Media Prize
27 programmes nominated – four prizes awarded

In 2017 CIVIS is celebrating a special anniversary – 30 years of the CIVIS Media Prize.

I would like to thank once again all those involved for their participation in the European competition of the CIVIS Media Prize this year.

CIVIS – Europe’s most important media prize for integration and cultural diversity will once again honour programmes on radio, in films, on television and on the internet. A total of 783 programmes from 24 EU states and Switzerland are participating in the European competition in 2017. 27 programmes are nominated for the prize ceremony in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin – four prizes have already been awarded.

Overview of all nominated programmes:

The prize winners in the categories radio, film, television and internet will be announced publicly only during the CIVIS prize ceremony on the evening of the 1 June 2017.

The 2017 European CIVIS Media Prize will be awarded at a celebratory TV gala in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. The patrons are the Federal President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and the President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani. Around 400 top-quality guests from the fields of media and politics will attend the prize ceremony. The event will be presented by Ingo Zamperoni (ARD/Das Erste Tagesthemen).

Terror, war, and a constant stream of crises – The European competition of the CIVIS Media Prize 2017 convinces with moving contemporary accounts, information and fictional dramatisations. Many of the excellent-quality programmes address changes and the consequences of globalisation, war and migration – very specific worries and fears about more refugees, politically or religiously motivated extremism, terrorist attacks, imported conflicts, integration problems of all kinds. Violent radicalisation and the increasing networks between extreme right-wing groups and xenophobic parties are becoming ever clearer. At the same time there are numerous examples of successful integration and peaceful coexistence in Germany and Europe. The dramatic nervousness of the previous year is making way to a certain restraint in dealing with events. With 783 programmes submitted from 24 EU countries and Switzerland, the 2017 CIVIS Media Prize has achieved the second-highest number of submissions in the 30 years of its existence: ”For integration and cultural diversity – against racism and xenophobia”.

Thank you very much for your interest and participation in the 2017 CIVIS Media Prize!

I congratulate all nominees and prize winners.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Radix
Executive Director

CIVIS Media Foundation
for Integration and Cultural Diversity in Europe

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