The panel, organised by the Hrant Dink Foundation in Istanbul, will be held today , July 1st at 18.30.
Journalists and media experts from Turkey and Europe will convey the dimensions of discrimination and hate speech towards refugees in the media and their experiences of struggle.
The panel will begin with an opening presentation of the Hrant Dink Foundation‘s works on media monitoring of hate speech and discriminatory discourse on Syrian refugees. Mike Jempson, founder and director of The MediaWise Trust, who works in the field of journalistic ethics will address the work of promoting fair and accurate representation of refugees in the media as well as encouraging the interaction of refugee communities with the media. Nadia Bellardi, project manager of Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), will speak about promotion of refugees participation and combatting discrimination through media. Ekin Karaca, co-editor of bianet, will address the importance of a rights-based approach to journalism in order to combat discrimination against refugees. The panel will be moderated by Metin Çorabatır, president of the Research Center on Asylum and Migration (IGAM).
Here more information. The event will be broadcasted live on Facebook
In the coming weeks New Neighbours project will be presented in important international conferences.
The first occasion will be the DW Global Media Forum 2019 on May 27 in Bonn, Germany.
later Daniela Draštata, Editor and Producer in HRT Croatia and Chairwoman of
the EBU Intercultural and Diversity Group, will present the New Neighbours
project at the Annual Conference of CIRCOM, the European Association of
Regional Television, on May 30 in Novi Sad.
occasion will be the meeting of the network “Colourful Voices” on June 1, at
the yearly Radiocamp organised by German community
radios at the Bodensee.
During the first consortium meeting held on April 2 at RTP in Lisbon, the New Neighbours project partners CMFE, MDI, COSPE and COMMIT had the chance to meet the production teams of all 9 EBU members involved in the project. Initial ideas and proposals for the new episodes of the New Neighbours films were presented – we look forward to the next updates!
In February and March more than 100 representatives from community media, CSOs and migrant groups were invited by Public Service Media across Europe to discuss ideas for the forthcoming New Neighbours documentary series. The nine EBU members producing the third series of the New Neighbours films discussed themes and possible stories for the new episodes and collected feedback from migration activists in each country. Whilst some PSM already have a good network of contacts with local NGOs and associations, for others the meeting was a first step in cooperating with organisations and research centres working on migration issues. The meetings took place at HRT (Zagreb), DW (Berlin), Czech TV (Prague), NTR (Hilversum), RAI (Rome), RTVSLO (Ljubljana), RTBF (Brussels), RTVE (Barcelona) and RTP (Lisbon).
In all meetings the challenge of achieving human rights in the migration field was a central theme. Through rich and intense discussions various proposals and ideas were brainstormed, with the aim of finding real stories that can represent the complexity and richness of migration in each country.