Aegean Summit: The Challenges of Covering Mediterranean Migration

Chris Elliott speaking about migration coverage at the Aegean Summit in Athens. Photo credit- AthensLive GR

Chris Elliott speaking about migration coverage at the Aegean Summit in Athens. Photo credit: AthensLive GR

The Ethical Journalism Network’s board member, Chris Elliott, spoke at the inaugural Aegean Summit in Athens on July 1st. The event hopes to become a forum for new and independent media in the Euro-Mediterranean & MENA with international speakers and participants.

The EJN participated in the session on the second day of the summit focusing on how migration & refugee crisis is covered in the region’s media, referring to the findings from the EJN’s Moving Stories report on how media cover migration. The session also explored how to work collaboratively to improve media literacy, responsible communications, tackle hate speech & intolerance, and strengthen self-regulation of independent media.

Read Vas Panagiotopoulos’ summary of the event on the European Journalism Observatory website.


Date: June 30 – July 1 2016

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Speakers included: