Media, Minorities and Migration
Duration: October 2017 – March 2021
Countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia
What was this programme about?
This project sought to raise public awareness in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia of poverty, migration and exclusion of minority communities. Through various education opportunities, training schemes, graduate internships, stipends and awards, the programme aimed to strengthen the capacity of journalists and journalism students to report sensitively on those issues, counter the dominant anti-migrant media campaign and promote positive attitudes towards migrants and refugees across the general public.
What was in the programme?
- 8-week online course on development, minorities and migration for 200 journalists and journalism students
- 1-month internships for journalism students graduates of online training at national media outlets
- 7-day face-to-face training and site visits for 80 journalists and journalism students to urgent frontline EU arrival points and Africa
- Offering stipends to most active online trainees for investigative reporting projects
- National high-profile roundtables on development journalism for senior media professionals
- Annual editorial awards for outstanding development journalism
- International high-profile media gatherings on development journalism for senior media professionals
- Providing media information resources on development, minorities and migration (3 global reports on minorities and migration and 1 best practice report on minority-sensitive development journalism)
- Providing documentary films and online materials (visual materials focussing on issues concerning development, minorities and migration) for use by television channels and online media in the four EU target countries
What did we learn from this programme?
‘Media, Minorities and Migration’ came to an end and was evaluated externally.
Who were our partners?
Our partners were:
- Human Rights League – Slovakia
- Gender Project for Bulgaria – Bulgaria
- Cracow University of Economics – Poland
Who funded this programme?
This programme was funded by:
- The European Union
- The Visegrad Fund
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