Arab Children in Europe: Managing Diversity on Children’s Television

  • Naomi Sakr
  • Jeanette Steemers


This chapter explores issues around diversity and forced migration, based on input from a 2017–18 project in which samples of European screen content for children were discussed by European and Arab practitioners. It starts by considering studies of how European media institutions deal with issues around multiculturalism and “diversity within diversity,” before contemplating the significance of the dialogue process initiated through the workshops. It goes on to look at the production contexts in which awareness of diversity in and around children’s content is managed by broadcasters and producers. Bearing in mind that diversity in children’s programmes also raises issues around representation of children and children’s own participation, the chapter then considers the content in terms of how much children genuinely participated in creating it.


Children and media participation Child ethnic minorities Children’s television programmes Public service broadcasting Screen content distribution Super-diversity and diversity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Naomi Sakr
    • 1
  • Jeanette Steemers
    • 2
  1. 1.Westminster School of Media and CommunicationUniversity of WestminsterHarrowUK
  2. 2.Department of Culture, Media & Creative IndustriesKing’s College LondonLondonUK

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