In the reporting on refugee issues, refugees are very seldom heard themselves. This research examined how media in seven European countries portray refugees and how refugees could better represent themselves in media as well as highlighting media best practice. The project was coordinated by the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) Europe and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME).
Francesca Pierigh will present the findings of her research which included media monitoring across seven European countries: Greece, Italy, Spain, Serbia, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Norway.
Responses will be given by Spogmy Jabarkhil, Qvinnan (Network for Refugee Women), Tom Law (Ethical Journalism Network) and Torsten Moritz (Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe). WACC Europe’s president Stephen Brown will chair the discussion and press conference and the launch will also hear from Manfred Rekowski, president of the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland.
The full report will be available from 1pm CET on Thursday on the Refugees Reporting website.
If you’re not near the Brussels Press Club on Thursday lunchtime, you can still follow the launch of the findings through the live-stream on refugeesreporting.eu from 12.45pm (CET).
Refugees Reporting project was made possible with financial support from the Otto per Mille fund (OPM) of the Waldensian Church in Italy. Additional financial support came from the Evangelical Church in the Rhineland, Germany, the World Council of Churches, and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe, in collaboration with the Conference of European Churches and WACC Global.