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Reporting on Migration & Refugees Workshop for EU Journalists Starts in London PDF Print

Date:4 – 8 September 2017

Country: UK, London

Screen_Shot_2017-09-04_at_08.55.10The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is holding a workshop for journalists from EU countries who are keen to improve their skills related to reporting on migrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups.

The event will be held in London between 4 – 8 September 2017. The workshop, organised as part of the Media Against Hate project, aims to explore best practices on covering sensitive issues concerning migrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups, in the context of Brexit and the growth of xenophobic attitudes across Europe.

It will look at both good and bad practices in media coverage as well as data journalism as an important aspect of responsible reporting. The workshop will be highly practical in nature and one of the objectives will be for all trainees to produce appealing stories during the event for publishing in their media outlets, under the guidance of experienced trainers specialised in this topic. The workshop will be supported by Google News Lab who'll provide training on a range of digital tools for journalists.

The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is one of the partners gathered by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) for the project Media Against Hate Speech. Other partners involved in the project are: Article 19, Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), Community Media Institute (COMMIT), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) and Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE). The project is financially supported by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers).

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