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The Foreigner Norway TV launches new multicultural program. Media channel Utrop has launched a new Norwegian-language program dedicated to Norway’s minorities. Yesterday’s initiative was launched in connection with the newspaper and website’s 10th anniversary as Norway’s first multicultural newspaper. The weekly 23-minute program is broadcast by TV8, a new television channel available through Riks TV, Canal Digital, Altibox and Get packages. The program will also cover political matters within the foreign community.

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Norway TV launches new multicultural program

Published on Friday, 14th October, 2011 at 14:43 under the news category, by Oana Pintilie.

Media channel Utrop has launched a new Norwegian-language program dedicated to Norway’s minorities.



Yesterday’s initiative was launched in connection with the newspaper and website’s 10th anniversary as Norway’s first multicultural newspaper.

The weekly 23-minute program is broadcast by TV8, a new television channel available through Riks TV, Canal Digital, Altibox and Get packages. The program will also cover political matters within the foreign community.

According to editor-in-chief Majoran Vivekananthan, it is in response to “poor journalistic coverage” offered by NRK’s “Migrapolis”, a TV program focused on multiculturalism in Norway.

“The broadcaster’s program does not present current issues. They live in the ‘80s and still focus on peoples’ skin color. We want our program to show the problems and conflicts in [Norwegian] society today and not just present what is exotic and colorful,” he said.

As well as reportages, studio guests, and debate, the program’s content has a cullinary and cultural series called “Butikken på hjørnet”.

The intention is to introduce the Norwegian audience to the wide variety of typical food dishes from different parts of the world, as well as promoting local shopkeepers or owners. (Editor’s note: Some Norwegians who wish something different to what ‘ordinary shops’ sell, such as dried foods and fruit and vegetables, visit “innvandrerbutikker”, shops run by immigrants).

NRK’s Veslemøy Hvidsent, “Migrapolis’” program host, said she is “surprised” at Utrop’s criticisms, telling Dagsavisen “Majoran Vivekananthan has been on our program many times.”

Nevertheless, she wishes the program’s makers “the best of luck. This is a field where there are many stories to tell and lots to talk about.”



Published on Friday, 14th October, 2011 at 14:43 under the news category, by Oana Pintilie.

This post has the following tags: nrkmigrapolis, utroptv, foreignersinnorway.





  
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