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Changing the narrative: Media representation of refugees and migrants in Europe - Presentation of the Results of the “Refugees Reporting” Project

Changing the narrative: Media representation of refugees and migrants in Europe - Presentation of the Results of the “Refugees Reporting” Project

©WCC/Magnus Aronson

13 November 2017

16th November, 12.30-14.15

Brussels Press Club, rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels (200 metres from Metro Schuman)

Light lunch included.

Event available by livestream (details below)

Project findings will be shared on the representation of refugees and migrants in the news in 2017, based on media monitoring in seven European countries – Greece, Italy, Spain, Serbia, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Norway.

The report is the result of a 12-month project – Refugee Reporting – coordinated by the World Association for Christian Communication – Europe region (WACC Europe) and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME).

Programme:

Panel presentation begins at 1:00 pm

Moderator: Dr Stephen Brown, President, WACC Europe

Manfred Rekowski, President, Evangelical Church in the Rhineland (via video)

Presentation of report: Ms Francesca Pierigh, Research and Communication Consultant, Refugees Reporting

Responses:

Spogmy Jabarkhil, Qvinnan (network for refugee women)

Tom Law, Director of Campaigns and Communication, Ethical Journalism Network

Torsten Moritz, Executive Secretary, Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe

Questions from journalists

Discussion and exchange with panellists.

A livestream will be provided at refugeesreporting.eu starting at 12.45 CET. Please email or message your questions to Sara Speicher at ss@waccglobal.org, +44 7821 860 723.

Report highlights (embargoed until 16 November, 13:00 CET) are available in advance on request to Francesca Pierigh, francesca.pierigh@ccme.be

The full report will be available on 16 November, 13:00 CET at: http://www.refugeesreporting.eu/report/

To facilitate planning, please confirm your attendance (specifying name and organisation, if any) at: Torsten.moritz@ccme.be by 14 November 2017.

The 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.