Committee for Migrants says goodbye to Dragica Horvat

After 15 years of service for the city of Göppingen, the Integrationsbeauftragte Dragica Horvat was thanked for many new migrant initiatives and cooperation working with cultural communities.

Intergrationsausschuss verabschiedete Dragica Horvat

Die Mitglieder des Integrationsausschusses verabschiedeten sich im Anschluss der Sitzung von der Integrationsbeauftragten Dragica Horvat für die 15 jährige gute Zusammenarbeit bei der Stadtverwaltung Göppingen. Erste Bürgermeisterin Almut Cobet beschrieb Horvats Laufbahn von 2002 als Ausländerbeauftragte, Mitarbeit und Weiterentwicklung des Ausländerbeirats zum Integrationsausschuss. Sie brachte neue Projekte und Initiativen hervor bis hin zu bundesweite Ausstellungen wie zum Beispiel

Wir im Ländle“. Sprecherin des Integrationsausschusses Angeline Fischer bedankte sich im Namen der Mitglieder: „ In ihrer langen Zeit als Integrationsbeauftragte der Stadt Göppingen und durch ihre unermüdliche Arbeit sind viele Menschen unterschiedlicher Kulturen zusammen gekommen. Ohne ihren Einsatz hätten wir uns womöglich niemals kennengelernt, nicht zusammengearbeitet und viele Freundschaften wären nicht entstanden“. Zum Schluss haben die Mitglieder ein Gedicht in Albanisch, Türkisch, Arabisch, Griechisch, Englisch, Serbisch, Vietnamesisch und Italienisch vorgetragen.

Wolfram Hosch, Leiter des städtischen Kulturamts der Stadt Göppingen, hat anschließend das Gedicht auch in Deutsch vorgetragen.

Radiofips wins LfK Media Prize 2017

Radiofips, the local Göppingen radio station just won the LfK-Medienpreis for the contribution “Neue Farben, neue Gesichter” (new colours, new faces) in the “radio broadcasting – non commercial, university and educational institutions” category.

Jury: “An original and  persuasive feature regarding refugees.”

 

During the awards ceremony on 15 Mai in the Apollo Theater Stuttgart, Angeline Fischer und Oliver Schwarz were welcomed with much applause as they accepted the much sought after prize.

The Jury noted “with little resources, the theme is both well crafted and convincingly fresh; the approach emotional and informative. Complements! An excellent idea for schools.”

This marks the 26th LfK media awards ceremony.

radiofips nominated for the 2017 LFK Media prize

Radiofips is in the final running for the 2017 LFK Media prize under the category of non-commercial, university and educational institutional radio broadcasting.

The announcement was made on March 3rd and the winners for each category will be announced on May 15th at a Gala evening in the Apollo-Theatre at the SI Centrum in Stuttgart.

The three contestants for this category are:

  • Freies Radio Göppingen – radiofips
    Neue Farben, neue Gesichter im Landkreis Göppingen
  • Der junge Kulturkanal – HfM Karlsruhe
    Meisterstück eines Wahnsinnigen – Beethovens erstes Rasumowsky-Quartett
  • uniFM 88,4, Freiburg
    Warum Radio?

We are thrilled about the jury’s nomination and acknowledgement of this initial project. The goal of “Neue Farben, neue Gesichter im Landkreis Göppingen” is to present refugees and asylum seekers as individuals in their own right.

It is a testament to the radiofips team.

Thank you so much for your support!

The 2017 LFK Media prize premiers five radio and five television categories which uniquely display both journalistic quality as well a creativity and originality, while communicating distinctly to a specific target group.

The LFK Media prize is the most prestigious award in Baden-Württemberg for broadcasting. The 2017 award ceremony will mark its 26th event.

Jury nominiert Favoriten für den LFK Medienpreis 2017

Stuttgart, 03.03.2016 – Die Nominierungen für den LFK Medienpreis 2017 in fünf Radio- und fünf Fernseh-Kategorien stehen fest.
Prämiert werden Beiträge, die sich neben ihrer journalistischen Qualität durch eine besondere Kreativität und Originalität
sowie eine zielgruppengerechte Ansprache auszeichnen.

Der LFK-Medienpreis ist die wichtigste baden-württembergische Auszeichnung für den privaten Rundfunk und wird 2017 bereits zum 26. Mal verliehen.
Die Preisträger werden im Rahmen einer festlichen Gala am 15. Mai 2017 im Apollo-Theater im SI-Centrum in Stuttgart bekannt gegeben und ausgezeichnet.
Der LFK-Medienpreis ist mit insgesamt 30.000 Euro dotiert.

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Kategorie – Nichtkommerzielle Veranstalter, Hochschulen und
Ausbildungseinrichtungen

-Freies Radio Göppingen – radiofips
Neue Farben, neue Gesichter im Landkreis Göppingen
-Der junge Kulturkanal – HfM Karlsruhe
Meisterstück eines Wahnsinnigen – Beethovens erstes Rasumowsky-Quartett
-uniFM 88,4, Freiburg
Warum Radio?

new colours – radio for refugees and asylum seekers: Premier

Sunday March 5th at 4 p.m. a new radio program for and from refugees and asylum seekers is begins.

New Colours – Beitrag zur Integration

Am 5. März um 16 Uhr startet eine Reihe von Sendungen von und für Menschen mit Fluchterfahrung. Der lokale Sender radiofips strahlt diese auf 89,0 UKW aus und ist auch außerhalb des Kreises auf www.radiofips.de zu hören. Monatlich wird eine neue Sendung produziert und zu verschiedenen Zeiten ausgestrahlt.

Die New Colours Sendung dient einerseits als Integrationsprojekt, in der Flüchtlinge selbst zum Mikrofon greifen und die Themen wählen. Gleichzeitig gibt es Informationen und Tipps für Neuankömmlinge im Landkreis Göppingen.

Das Projekt wird von der interkulturellen Dozentin und Radiomacherin Angeline Fischer geleitet und von folgende Institutionen unterstützt: Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend - Demokratie Leben! - Bildungsregion Landkreis Göppingen (BIG) - Kreisjugendring Göppingen e.V.

Das bunte Redaktionsteam sucht noch Mitwirkende für die wöchentlichen Treffs, freitags 10 Uhr bis 12 Uhr, in den Räumlichkeiten des Kreismedienzentrums in Göppingen.

intercultural quotes

The basic building block of good communications is feeling that every human being is unique and of value.
-- Unknown

"We live in different realities but when you deny what this person is going through, you are denying their reality. We are as different as we are on the inside as on the outside, and we have the right to be so. People, don't deny differences... accept them, appreciate them, recognize them, and cherish them. They are extremely important."
Jane Elliot (teacher)

"O Mankind, We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other"
The Quran 49:13

"The stranger sees only what He knows.
African Proverb

The basic building block of good communications is feeling that every human being is unique and of value.
-- Unknown

"We live in different realities but when you deny what this person is going through, you are denying their reality. We are as different as we are on the inside as on the outside, and we have the right to be so. People, don't deny differences... accept them, appreciate them, recognize them, and cherish them. They are extremely important."
Jane Elliot (teacher)

"O Mankind, We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know each other"
The Quran 49:13

"The stranger sees only what He knows.

African proverb

"Forgiveness in the heart comes about when the walls of separation in the mind fall."
"Nothing exists by itself. The essence of existence is relationship."
Deepak Chopra (spiritual guru)

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.”
George Bernard Shaw (Nobel Prize for Literature, 1856-1950)

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.”
Anthony Robbins (American advisor to leaders)

“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
“God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try”
Mother Teresa of Calcutta (Missionary, Nobel Peace Prize 1979)

“The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate.”
Joseph Priestley quotes (English Chemist and Clergyman, 1733-1804)

"I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind. I should not be ungrateful to these teachers."
Kahlil Gibran (poet)

"Everyone believes their reality is the real real reality."
Paul Watzlawick (therapist, psychologist, communications theorist, and philosopher)

Das Lachen ist die Endlösung des Rassenhasses.
Ephraim Kishon

Organizations and resources which I support and believe to be useful:

The Local: German news in English as well as Toy Town a forum for English speakers in Germany

Teachers without Borders: a non profit organization offering support to teachers in developing nations. Aim: "to to create local change on a global scale"

Aiesec: the largest student organization for economics and business students, fostering cross cultural understanding and leadership for youth. Goal: "Peace and Fulfillment of Humankind's Potential"

Deutsch Kanadische Gesellschaft:  German - Canadian Society

Deutsch Kanadische Business Club Stuttgart:  German-Canadian Business Club in Stuttgart

Deutsch-Amerikanisches-Zentrum: German - American education and cultural center. DAZ has the aim to develop positive German-American relations.

Leo: German - English dictionary (also other languages to and from German). The English pronunciation key is also quite good.

Interculture Journal: Scientific journal on intercultural studies. Articles are provided in German and English.

Clearly Cultural : An interesting blog about intercultural experiences.

MIG magazin Political and societal magazine about migrant issues in Germany. Articles are in German.

AHK: Candian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Germans not great in estimating their society

A recent Spiegel article shows that the average German has a scewed view of representation and opinions.
While Germans estimate on average that the Muslim population accounts for 20% the realities are that Muslims represent 5% of the population. That is a very material difference.

Also Germans have a very different view on opinions.

View the article (in German) here
http://www.spiegel.de/politik/deutschland/gefuehlte-wahrheit-deutsche-schaetzen-anteil-der-muslime-viel-zu-hoch-a-1125901.html

Alltagsgeschichten – everyday stories

MoVe – Miteinander ohne Vorurteile the motto "together against discrimination" is the slogan for the working group at Forum der Kulturen Stuttgart. This is the first in a series of videos about people's personal experiences in their everyday life as migrants. Glad to be a part of it. More to come.

So happy that the talented Lisa Tuyala helped guide the project and of course of Daniel Schinow on camera.

Journalism and Refugees & Info for applicants to Hochschule Esslingen

Some helpful tips for interviewing refugees. New Colours radio has already begun and this will be helpful for further steps.

Reporting on refugees with care and integrity
http://dartcenter.org/resources/reporting-refugees-tips-covering-crisis

Parking this here for now… application process at the Hochschule Esslingen for those with foreign qualifications.

Students need to get their documents approved by the Student College Center in Constance link here

Language requirements and proofs needed in application bei Hochschule Esslingen here.