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Médiasdiversité, a cultural diversity project based in Quebec yesterday announced the launch of a new web site specially designed for people from enthnocultural and Aboriginal communities in the province and persons with disabilities.

The new web site offers Quebecers interested in the media industry a wide range of content, including a virtual job fair, a series of interviews and video capsules, as well as articles and stories on the trades and occupations in the industry reported by people passionate about their field. The site also provides tips for creators who want to improve their chances of having their artistic projects supported by broadcasters.

The Médiadiversité project (previously Télédiversité), created in 2005 by Astral Media Inc. and Groupe TVA Inc. Médiadiversité also receives financial support and participation of Videotron, Groupe Serdy, Transcontinental, and TV5.

Médiasdiversité is aimed the media industry’s decision-makers, members of visible minorities and Aboriginal communities, as well as persons with disabilities who are interested in media.

“The creation of a new portal reflects Groupe TVA’s commitment to encourage the presence of cultural communities within its workforce, both on screen and behind the camera,” said Véronique Mercier, director, communications, at Groupe TVA.

After successfully organizing five annual editions of the Médiasdiversité event, he said, the time had come upgrade the project’s format.

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