COLOGNE, Germany, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
21 radio, film, television and online presentations have been nominated for the European CIVIS Media Prize for Integration and cultural Diversity 2015. A total of 700 programmes from 21 EU countries and Switzerland were entered for the competition. Westdeutsche Rundfunk received four nominations. Two nominations each went to Swiss Radio and Television and Bayerische Rundfunk. One nomination each went to Hessische Rundfunk, Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg, the university radio mephisto 97.6, the Nederlandse Omroep Publieke, BBC Scotland, the ORF and Telecinco in Spain. In the area of online presentations and online video, websites in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands have been nominated.
The European Young CIVIS Media Prize has been awarded to the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.
The new CIVIS prize of honour for journalistic sustainability and moral courage goes to a radio production of Mitteldeutsche Rundfunk.
CIVIS prize-giving ceremony at the European Parliament
The European CIVIS Media Prize for Integration and Cultural Diversity will be awarded on May 7, 2015, at an official TV gala at the European Parliament in Brussels. The ceremony will be attended by around 400 high profile guests from the media and politics. CIVIS patron is the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz.
Presenter of the TV gala will be the science journalist and physicist Ranga Yogeshwar.
Europe's leading media prize for integration and cultural diversity will be awarded as a European TV Prize in the categories of information and entertainment, as well as a magazine prize. The European Radio Prize honours German-language programmes from the EU and Switzerland. With the CIVIS Online Media Prize, an award is added for journalistic web presentations such as web videos on migration, integration and cultural diversity. The Young CIVIS Media Prize is awarded as European sponsorship prize.
The CIVIS Cinema Prize will be presented for the second time as an audience award for European feature films in German cinema. The online voting ends on the Internet on April 20, 2015.
CIVIS partners in Europe
The CIVIS Media Prize is organized by the Association of State broadcasters in Germany (ARD), represented by Westdeutsche Rundfunk, together with the Freudenberg Foundation. The Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, the Swiss SRG SSR, the Deutsche Welle, Slovenian Radio and Television, Deutschlandradio, the German-French culture channel ARTE, 3sat, PHOENIX and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are media partners.
The German Savings Banks and Giro Association (DSGV), the European Parliament, the Commissioner of the German Federal Government's Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), the WDR mediagroup, the German Licensing Agency of the Film & Television
Producers (VFF) are partners. The European CIVIS Media Prize is organized by the CIVIS Media Foundation.
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