Created in 2000, mmc2000.net was formerly known as “Multicultural Multimedia Channels”- a web portal where multicultural and multilingual radio programs produced by broadcasters and NGOs from six European countries were exchanged and made available for rebroadcasting.
In 2004 mmc2000.net became the first and, so far, the only thematic website on media and cultural diversity in Italy.
mmc2000.net is an information and documentation tool on media and cultural diversity.
It reports on relevant events, initiatives, campaigns taking place in Italy and abroad.
mmc2000.net challenges discrimination and promote diversity by:
Supporting, giving visibility to a media sector (ethnic media and media professionals with ethnic minority background) which is still largely underrepresented in the Italian media context
Raising-awareness on the role of the media in influencing public discourse and social consensus on migration-related topics and ethnic minorities acting on both info-producers and info-consumers
Reporting on best practices, events and initiatives, projects that promote diversity in the media
Providing background information, resources and documentation on journalists’ codes of conducts with reference to cultural diversity, ethnic minorities’ and migration-related issues
mmc2000.net is run by COSPE (www.cospe.org) a non-governmental non-profit association promoting intercultural dialogue, fair, sustainable development and human rights. It operates in the field of international development co-operation and solidarity. COSPE believes that all persons regardless of sex, religion or culture should have equal basic rights, equal opportunities and fair access to economic resources in order to improve living conditions. It supports projects aimed at promoting real social change and the active participation of the peoples involved. Since its foundation – in April 1983 – COSPE has been developing programs aimed at promoting anti-racism and inter-cultural society and more recently – late Nineties – it initiated a field of activity devoted to enhance cultural diversity in the media.