New report urges end to ‘pattern of invisibility’ of refugees and migrants in European media

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Brussels, 16 November 2017. There are indications of a “pattern of invisibility” of refugees and migrants themselves in news reports on asylum and migration in European media, according to a new report presented in Brussels on 16 November. Entitled, “Changing the Narrative: Media Representation of Refugees and Migrants in Europe,” the report is the result of a 12-month project – Refugee… Read more »

Children are active communicators

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By Staff on November 20, 2017   Children at play in Indonesia. Photo: Agoes Antara courtesy of BoredPanda. Universal Children’s Day falls on November 20, advocating and celebrating children’s rights and actions to build a better world for all. Children have the right to have a voice, to be listened to, and to be taken seriously. As such, children’s rights cannot… Read more »

Report urges media to change refugee narrative

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By Staff on November 16, 2017   Cover image for the report “Changing the Narrative: Media Representation of Refugees and Migrants in Europe”. A “pattern of invisibility” of refugees and migrants themselves can be found in news reports on asylum and migration in European media, according to a new report presented in Brussels on 16 November 2017. Entitled, “Changing the Narrative: Media… Read more »

Live stream of the report presentation

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The presentation of the report  “Changing the Narrative: Media Representation of Refugees and Migrants in Europe” took place at the Brussels Press Club on 16 November 2017. The full event can be watched here: https://youtu.be/c3hsnXhtn2M The report is available at: http://www.refugeesreporting.eu/report

Media and memory is theme of WACC journal

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By Staff on November 15, 2017   Museum on Wheels in Kępno, Poland (2015). Photo taken by Filip Basara for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN. Used with the permission of the Museum. “Digital Media and Social Memory” is the theme of the latest issue of WACC’s journal Media Development. As the editorial notes, “Traditional media and other… Read more »

Remembering all who suffer in conflict and war

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By Staff on November 09, 2017   A girl searches a wall bearing the names of 25,000 civilians killed during El Salvador’s long civil war. Photo: Paul Jeffrey. Remembrance Day has been observed by the Commonwealth of Nations since the end of the First World War in honour of members of the armed forces who died in the line of duty…. Read more »

Telling human stories about climate change

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By Staff on November 07, 2017   In order to raise her home a few inches above flooding, Shosida Begum carries dirt in a basket in West Fasura, a village on an island in the Brahmaputra River in northern Bangladesh. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance. Thousands have gathered in the city of Bonn, Germany, to demonstrate their support for government policies that… Read more »

Save the Date! Refugees Reporting report launch event

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CHANGING THE NARRATIVE: MEDIA REPRESENTATION OF REFUGEES AND MIGRANTS IN EUROPE Presentation of the results of the “Refugees reporting” project – 16th November, 12.30-14.15 Brussels Press Club In reporting on refugee issues, refugees are very seldom heard themselves. The “refugee reporting” project examined how media in seven European countries portray refugees and how refugees could better represent themselves in media. The… Read more »

WACC promotes gender awareness in media and information literacy

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By Staff on October 20, 2017 A stunning design by Tamara Madden, a Jamaican-born visual artist, conveying her vision of creating gender equal spaces. Photo: Courtesy of WMW Jamaica. Media and Information Literacy (MIL) Week’s sixth annual global celebration takes place 25 October to 1 November 2017. Global MIL Week 2017 highlights include the Seventh Media and Information Literacy and Intercultural… Read more »

Keeping WACC’s ear to the ground

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  Consultation in Costa Rica focuses on “Communication and Social Change: Beyond the SDGs”. WACC project partners are meeting in Costa Rica, 23-25 October, to focus on how their work on communication rights can contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The consultation is taking place in cooperation with the Fundación de la Universidad Estatal a Distancia de Costa… Read more »