Inclusive Journalism Initiative Print


Regions: Europe & Asia-Pacific

Timeframe: 2013 - 2016

Funder: European Commission & New Zealand Education

Partners: Multiple

The Inclusive Journalism Initiative: Reporting Europe and the Asia Pacific is a mobility project between four journalism university schools in Europe and New Zealand.

The project, between the Auckland University of Technology (Auckland, New Zealand), the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand), the Danish School of Media and Journalism (Aarhuus, Denmark) and the Swedish School of Social Science (Helsinki, Finland), involves the development of an inclusive journalism curriculum, the exchange of students and staff and joint research. According to the programme, European students will spend a semester in New Zealand, while students from New Zealand will head to Denmark or Finland for their exchange programme.

Developing an inclusive journalism curriculum was one of the main recommendations of a study conducted by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI), in partnership with Article 19 and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), on how to report on ethnicity and religion.

The educational exchange programme is supported by the Media Diversity Institute (MDI), Maori TV and Radio New Zealand.