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WACC webinar poster

Participant journalists and media professionals from Africa, Europe and the Middle East will present their projects, including podcasts on migrant workers in Lebanon and on universities in Italy as migration corridors.

Registration in advance for the webinar is required: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_I1rXCqTXRmaHhumo3EhrGA

Weve had spirited discussions on the role of journalism and the complex realities refugees in different regions are facing,” says Sara Speicher, WACC deputy general secretary. The situations that the journalists have identified for their reports showcase the value of going beyond headlines, to hear from refugees and migrants themselves and better understand the challenges, motivations, and opportunities they have.”

The training program, Changing the Narrative: Cross-regional training programme on media  coverage of refugees and migrants, was launched in January by the WACC regional networks in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Twelve journalists and media professionals from Africa, Europe and the Middle East joined the program.

The program was designed to help journalists cover refugee and migration issues ethically and accurately,” to enable refugees and migrants speak out on their behalf, and to strengthen non-governmental organizations working with migrants and refugees to work with news media and address hate speech.

This project was supported with funds from Otto Per Mille of the Waldensian Church of Italy. 

Presentations and interpretation will be provided in English, French and Arabic.

Speakers:

Judith Raupp
journalist and trainer from the Democratic Republic of Congo

Dr Torsten Moritz, general secretary
Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe

Rev. Dr Seforosa Carroll
program executive for Mission and Mission from the Margins, World Council of Churches