Stories that need to be heard – Refugees in the media

Chris Elliott presents the EJN migration guidelines in Helsinki. Photo: VIKES

Chris Elliott presents the EJN migration guidelines in Helsinki. Photo: VIKES

On October 14, EJN board member and former Guardian readers’ editor Chris Elliott gave two speeches in Finland on the need to improve how media cover migration. As well as speaking to journalism students at the University of Tampere, Chris addressed an event on migration coverage organised by the Union of Journalists in Finland earlier the same day where Chris contributed to a panel on “Stories that Need to Be Heard – Refugees in the Media”.

You can read an edited version of his speech here and follow the reaction to his presentation below.