A conversation between journalists and refugees

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One of the issues that came out of conversations had in the framework of the Refugees Reporting project with representatives of refugees groups and media professionals was the limited opportunities for both groups to meet, interact and discuss. It is in this spirit then, that a consultation between journalists and refugees’ representatives was organised on Friday 15 September in Brussels…. Read more »

Filipino Indigenous people’s radio goes on air

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By Staff on September 19, 2017   The launch of Radyo Lumad at the University of the Philippines. Photo: RMP-NMR. WACC partner Radyo Lumad began broadcasting 18 September 2017 from the University of the Philippines – Diliman campus. The community radio station was set up with the support of the European Union (EU) and under WACC’s programme on communication for social… Read more »

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 »

WACC Global Members meeting

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You have received WACC Global email from Toronto where is procedure how to vote different ways during WACC members meeting in May 29, 2015. WACC members, check your spam folder, if you haven’t noticed such an email. WACC Europe hopes as many as possible are able to use their right to vote. Corporate members are able to vote, personal members are able… Read more »

After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses – NYTimes.com

After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses – NYTimes.com. “It’s a rite of passage in this new era,” Jorge Cauz, the president of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., a company based in Chicago, said in an interview. “Some people will feel sad about it and nostalgic about it. But we have a better tool now. The Web site is continuously updated,… Read more »