The Ethical Journalism Network has worked with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) to develop an online resource for journalists reporting on migration.
The onlinee-Media toolkit, designed by journalists for journalists, is now available . It provides first-hand assistance to media professionals with learning resources, training courses and opportunities to share and interact.
Drawing on input from leading media outlets like Agence France-Presse, Le Monde, The Guardian, Radio France International,France TV, the BBC, and the Financial Times, the toolkit offers wide-ranging guidance on covering migration from different types of media.
played by media in framing the public debate on migration, with often divisive
narratives that focus on the threats that refugees and migrants can pose to the
security, welfare and cultures of European societies, has attracted much
attention in political and academic circles. Ongoing efforts to properly equip
and prepare journalists for the challenging task of contextualised and
evidence-based reporting on this complex topic are essential. It is equally
vital, however, to ensure that sufficient opportunities are provided to
migrants and refugees themselves to develop their independent voices and make
them heard in public debate.
individual interviews, the qualitative study explores the media habits and
particular needs of refugees and migrants in the domain of media communication.
Good practice examples show how community media can meet these needs by
offering training and spaces for self-representation, and by offering points of
entry into local networks. Community media and their bottom-up approach to
content production also contribute to a multilingual media environment that
reflects the diversity of European societies and includes marginalised
communities as respected part of audiences.
On the occasion of World Refugee Day, we are pleased to share this contribution from our partner Media Diversity Institute.
It is #WorldRefugeeDay. But while the world celebrates refugees’ contributions, it is important to remember that many countries are being more unkind than ever towards refugees, making life even harder than it already is. At MDI, we have a few tips for how to counter those narratives as a media consumer, producer or civil society activist working with the media.
This action was funded by the European Union’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund.
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