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European CIVIS Media Prize 2019
21 programmes nominated - four decisions already final!

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CIVIS Media Prize 2019 - Nominations and first awards!

Anti-Semitism and right-wing extremism are the big topics in the CIVIS Competition 2019 - along with migration, integration, flight and asylum. The political climate in Germany and Europe is changing. What is at stake are our fundamental democratic values.

Europe's most prestigious media prize for integration and cultural diversity is once again celebrating outstanding radio, film, TV and internet programmes. In 2019, a total of 767 programmes from 22 EU member states and Switzerland entered the Europe-wide competition. 21 programmes have been nominated - four decisions already final. However, which programmes have won the renowned CIVIS Media Prize will only be announced on 23 May 2019 at the award ceremony in the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin.

Overview of all the nominated programmes:

The CIVIS Media Prize for Integration and Cultural Diversity in Europe is awarded in the categories AUDIO, TV.VIDEO, DIGITAL, YOUNG C. and CIVIS SPECIAL.

Funk - a content network of ARD/ZDF and Westdeutscher Rundfunk are nominated with three or four programs - as well the Nederlandse Publieke Omroep 3, the Österreichische Rundfunk, the Radio Télévision Suisse and ARTE. Further nominationes go to Bayerischer Rundfunk, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, the Deutschlandradio, the Südwestrundfunk and to SPIEGEL ONLINE.

Four prizes have already been awarded: The EUROPEAN YOUNG C. is awarded to the Hamburg Media School, the SPECIAL PRIZE - FOOTBALL + INTEGRATION goes to the Sveriges Television, to, to the Deutschlandfunk and to Funk - the content network of ARD/ZDF.

The European CIVIS Media Prize will be awarded on 23 May 2019 in a televised gala ceremony at the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin. Around 400 special guests from the fields of media and politics are going to attend the award ceremony. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Federal President of Germany, and Antonio Tajani, the President of the European Parliament, are the patrons of the CIVIS Media Prize 2019.

The CIVIS CINEMA is an audience award given to European feature films in German cinema. Audiences can cast their vote online between 24 April and 3 May 2019.

The CIVIS Media Prize is offered by the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten in Deutschland (ARD), represented by WDR together with the Freudenberg Foundation. The media partners are ORF, SRG SSR, RTV Slovenia, Deutsche Welle, Deutschlandradio, PHOENIX, ARTE, 3sat, Allianz Deutscher Produzenten, VFF - Verwertungsgesellschaft der Film- und Fernsehproduzenten and the EBU. The Integration Commissioner of the German Federal Government, the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU (FRA) and the WDR mediagroup are cooperation partners. The CIVIS Media Prize is under the patronage of the European Parliament. Press contact:


CIVIS Medienstiftung
für Integration und kulturelle Vielfalt in Europa
Michael Radix
Tel.: +49(0)221/277 587-0

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