chairman of the board
Community Media Centre Omroep Tilburg
The Voice of the City
Omroep Tilburg (OT) is the Community Media Centre for the city of Tilburg. It defines its programme policy on the basis of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN. Today’s topics are comprehensively placed in a local context. As a public media institution, OT wants to give the inhabitants of the municipality a voice and interconnect them through community-based media. OT creates media with, for and about the members of the community. OT is also committed to giving young people (T Reporters), social groups and civil society organizations a face by designing broadcast opportunities, training, production support and studio facilities. The goal of OT is to build communities with the help of media.
‘Producing media together contributes to the social cohesion in the city. We believe in connecting people to their community through media’
Identity & Human rights Excursion 3: Community Media Centre
Identity is what makes someone unique. You experience your identity through, among other things, origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion and political affiliation. Human rights play an important role in promoting and protecting both and individuals identity and personality, as well as group identities. As for instance the right to privacy and the right to freedom of expression do so.
In the morning program you will discuss how identity and clothing are intertwined with representatives of the globally operating organisations Capsters (the original sport hijab), Fashionclash (fashion and design) and Tilburg Cowboys (Human Rights Tattoo). In the afternoon session the central theme is the right to freedom of expression. You will be immersed in the world of (social) media and citizen journalism by the founders of the ‘Community Media Centre Omroep Tilburg’ and Roze Maandag – one of the largest LGTB events in the Netherlands.