Refugee Journalism Project 2017

Refugee Journalism ProjectTo mark the end of the first year of the Refugee Journalism Project the Ethical Journalism Network is taking part in an event Tuesday 7th March 2017, from 6pm at the London College of Communication.

The aim of the event is to showcase the participants journalistic talents, document the project’s achievements, and to promote creative collaborations between journalists, students and academics.

Invitees will be mentors, project partners, industry guests, NGOs, academics. The event will include a magazine, an exhibition and debate.

You can sign up to attend the event on Eventbrite.

The debate on migration and journalism will comprise of a panel discussion covering the following themes:

– How migrants are presented in the media, demonised, anti-immigration rhetoric, rise of xenophobia since Brexit, underrepresentation of conflicts and humanitarian disasters in some regions that are not deemed newsworthy. How do we rebalance the coverage?

– Role of social media in challenging the mainstream media?

– Refugee journalist’s identity battle – from high status (established as professionals in own country) to low status (in UK they have to start from the bottom again). What this does for confidence? Self-belief?

Sign up to attend the event.

For information on the project visit www.migrantjournalism.org and follow @refugeejourno on twitter.