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A Sea Prayer to commemorate Alan Kurdi

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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and The Guardian teamed up to produce Sea Prayer, a 360 virtual reality animation video to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of Alan Kurdi, a three-year old Syrian boy who drowned during his attempted flight from Turkey to Greece in 2015. UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and renowned writer Khaled Hosseini wrote Sea Prayer, imagined… Read more »

Rania’s journey: telling a story from a first-hand perspective

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Rania Mustafa Ali, a 20-year old Syrian woman, filmed her whole journey from the ruins of Kobane to Austria. Crossing the border into Turkey, taking a dangerously overcrowded dinghy to Greece, reaching an already closed FYROM border at Idomeni, and searching for ways to move forward and to reach safety, Rania’s journey is a powerful testimony of the hardships endured… Read more »

Towards a charter on media reporting about refugees

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As increasing numbers of people are seeking refuge in Europe, what can be done to promote the rights of refugees to speak on their own behalf, to uphold good journalistic practices in reporting on refugees and migrants, and to raise the visibility of refugee voices and networks? These questions are at the centre of the Refugees Reporting project, launched by… Read more »

It’s the quality that matters. On the representation of refugees in the media

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Over the past two years, with higher numbers of people arriving on the coasts of Italy and Greece, European media attention suddenly turned to the issue of refugees and migrants. We witnessed a spike in the number of articles, reportages and multimedia material covering the topic. While the importance of focusing the attention on this cannot be overstated, the quality… Read more »

Lastenkirkko

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Online church for kids! (in Finnish) The Virtual Children’s Church is an interactive service provided by the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and is destined to acquaint children from 6 to 12 years with the essentials of Christian faith. Opened in January 2009, the service now counts more than 17 000 registered users and has over 2500 daily visitors. You… Read more »