THE MIGRANT AND THE REFUGEE IN A JOURNAL
The role of Media in effective integration
The media’s role in the media coverage of the refugee and migrant phenomenon was the subject of a press conference under the thematic “social issues” at a conference in Ayia Napa on 9 November.
The presentation and discussion with the journalists were made by the “AWARE” campaign and its coordinator, journalist Kyriakos Pierides. It included individual aspects directly related to Cyprus and the mission of journalists such as:
- What issues determine valid journalistic coverage?
- How have the increased refugee flows been dealt with in particular over the last 2 years and what is being done to effectively integrate and combat stereotypes and xenophobia
- What good journalistic practices can be used to highlight the lives of refugees and asylum seekers based on their experiences from the “Aware” campaign
Dialogue was followed with the participating journalists and representatives of civil society.
The workshop was held as part of a three-day training meeting that also covered key environmental issues. It was also co-organized by Cyprus Friends of the Earth, Terra Cypria, NGO Support Center and Cyprus Center for Social Innovation. The combination of social and environmental issues has given journalists the opportunity to identify issues that require parallel journalistic research and critical approach.
The AWARE Campaign to raise awareness and awareness of refugee and migrant issues is co-funded by the European Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Republic of Cyprus.
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