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Changing the narrative: Media representation on refugees and migrants in Europe

Changing the narrative: Media representation on refugees and migrants in Europe

Syrian refugee family in the Souda Camp in the island of Chios, Greece, 2016. Photo: Magnus Aronson/WCC

29 January 2018

Presentation and discussion of the Results of the “Refugees Reporting” Project

On 30 January 2018, media are invited to a presentation and discussion on the media representation of refugees, communication rights, and the ecumenical and international refugee response – an event organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Association for Christian Communication – Europe region (WACC Europe), with participation from UNHCR and The Church of the Lord (Prayer Fellowship) Worldwide.

Program:
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 WACC Europe and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and supported by the World Council of Churches, Evangelical Church in the Rhineland and the Conference of European Churches.

International and regional responses and campaigns will also be introduced.

Panelists:
-        Dr Stephen Brown, President of WACC - Europe Region

-        Ms Sara Speicher, WACC Development Manager and WCC Communication Officer

-        Archbishop David Fabusoro, Church of the Lord (Prayer Fellowship) Worldwide

-        Ms Leigh Foster, Chief, Events, Campaigns and Goodwill Ambassadors, UNHCR

-        Mr Peter Prove, Director, WCC International Affairs

Moderator:
-        Ms Marianne Ejdersten, WCC Director of Communication

What: Presentation and discussion of the Results of the “Refugees Reporting” Project  on media representation of refugees, communication rights, and the ecumenical and international refugee response
When:
30 January, 12.00-13.30
Where:
Salle II and III, Ecumenical Centre, 150 route de Ferney, Geneva

Media contacts:
Please contact WCC director of communication Marianne Ejdersten; e-mail: mej@wcc-coe.org, cell phone: +41 79 507 63 63

For more information see the Executive Summary, full report of the “Refugees Reporting” Project, and press release.

To facilitate planning, please confirm your attendance (specifying name and organisation, if any) at: sara.speicher@wcc-coe.org