New Neighbours at the International Conference of Journalism on Migration and Development of Mérida

New Neighbours is taking part to the The III International Conference of Journalism on migration and development.

The conference is taking place from the 18th to the 22nd of October via Zoom.  With over 80 speakers in its pool, it is a space  to debate the complexity and future of migration coverage from different perspectives.

In the words of the organisers: 

“The debate will address varied topics and current challenges and will be a meeting point for those who publish and those who produce the information.”

New Neighbours participation to the International Conference of Journalism on Migration

A contribution from New Neighbours will happen on the 21st of October at 6pm. 

Daniela Drastata, journalist and producer of the Croatian public broadcaster HRT, chairwoman of the EBU Intercultural and Diversity Group, and executive producer of the documentary series “New Neighbours” will be speaking. 

She will be joined by Frans Jenneckens, journalist and producer of the Dutch public broadcaster NTR, and executive producer of “New Neighbours”. Jenneckens is also Head of Diversity at the Dutch public broadcaster NTR.

During the conference, Drastata and Jenneckens will focus on the challenges faced when trying to position migration and diversity as a prime-time topic away from stereotypes.

The goal is to discuss the inside hurdles of broadcasters (lack of diversity in newsrooms, the pressure of shares, stereotypes…) and the need for journalists to educate themselves on biases as well as on the complexity of migration.

More information and how to signup 

The conference is mainly in Spanish, but there are many debates and sessions that count with an English interpretation. The program is not available in English yet, but some debates will be moderated in English.

To attend the conference, please click this link and register your interest.