Tag Archives: Refugees Reporting

Spaces of Inclusion: Refugees and migrants and media inclusion

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Spaces of Inclusion – An explorative study on needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication and on responses by community media Due to conflicts and crises in the Middle East, most prominently the ongoing war in Syria, an increasing number of European countries has been faced with the arrival of bigger numbers of refugees and migrants… Read more »

Media Migration Award calls for 2018 entries for reporting on migration

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The Migration Media Award (MMA)is calling for entries until 15 May for the 2018 award, which  recognizes and rewards the journalistic excellence, relevance and newsworthiness of press pieces dealing with migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region in all its aspects. The 2018 aware will reward up to 48 published stories resulting from time-intensive, un-sensationalistic, in-depth reporting and contributing to balance the… Read more »

Media experts discuss how to improve refugee reporting

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Following the launch of the report “Changing the Narrative: Media Representation of Refugees and Migrants in Europe” on November 16, Refugees Reporting organised a follow up discussion in partnership with One World Media and the British Red Cross. “Unpicking the Refugee Narrative” took place in London on November 30, involving key decision-makers among several top media professionals from the UK media… Read more »

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 »

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

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 »

Guest post. Europe Must Not Neglect its Responsibility for Refugees

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  Recent data, published by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), reports a major decline in migrants and refugees who have taken the perilous journey across the Mediterranean Sea and arrived into Europe so far this year. This signifies over a fifty per cent reduction in those risking their lives to enter Europe, compared to the same period last year…. Read more »

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 »

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 »