Focus group University of Antwerp

Host: University of Antwerp, by order of VRT
Project: Focus group regarding media representation on diversity
Skills: Diversity expertise, personal experience, media insights
Date: February 2019 (published results) / October 2017 (focus group)

I n October 2017 I took part, as an expert member*, in a focus group discussion on the representation of ethno-cultural diversity in non-fiction TV programs broadcasted by the Flemish public service broadcaster VRT. The study was organized by the University of Antwerp, on behalf of the VRT. Based on concrete recommendations of this research, the VRT has given dozens of workshops to employees, training them to deal with the representation of new Flemish people in a more conscious and sensitive way. On the basis of the internal research report the University of Antwerp has written an academic article as well, published in the journal Media and Communication. (*belonging to an ethnic minority and working for either a media or a minority group organization)