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Positive examples

A refugee family from Afghanistan watches as a ferry docks at night on the Greek island of Chios. They came to the island by crossing the Aegean Sea on a small boat from Turkey. They are hoping to move on to Athens, and from there on to western Europe. Hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants passed through Greece in 2015. Photo: Paul Jeffrey/ACT Alliance


There are many examples of balanced reporting on migration and asylum issues, as well as reporting that highlights sometimes hidden aspects of the causes of migration, and the challenges and opportunities migrants and refugees encounter. Here are some examples:

 

Venezuela a la fuga

Collaborative reportage on the Venezuelan displacement crisis. The story won the Gabo award 2018.

 

The Syrian regime tried to destroy her body; in Lebanon, Mariam is trying to rebuild her spirit

Reportage on the quest of Mariam, a Syrian woman, to recover from torture traumas. Today in Lebanon, Mariam is learning with the help of therapists to cope with her ordeal in Assad’s prisons. The goal is not to forget the bad memories, but to adapt. The story is one of the 2019 English language winner of the Migration Media Award

 

The following reports were made during the Changing the Narrative: Cross-regional representation of migrants and refugees project carried about by WACC Africa, WACC Europe and WACC Middle East:

 

From a life of sex trafficking to a life of hope

Women survive gender-based violence and flourish into independence

Doing business as a refugee isn’t always easy but South African entrepreneur keeps realizing her dreams

It’s back to school time. What does that mean if you’re a refugee? 

Hear the voices of women of the blame – a glimpse into the real lives of migrant domestic workers 

Final projects from the Journalist Training Programme

 

See also:

 

Refugee Journalism Project (London College of Communication, British Refugee Council University of Derby, Guardian Foundation, Centre for Investigative Journalism and Google News Initiative)

The Refugee Journalism Project supports refugee and exiled journalists to re-start their careers in the UK. The project’s core aims are to:

    • Help prepare refugee journalists for work in the UK media industry;
    • Create opportunities for refugee journalists to publish their work and build a wider network;
    • Engage with new audiences, key policy and opinion-maker in order to debunk negative and institutional and public perceptions of refugees.

Neuen deutschen Medienmacher*innen 

The organisation is a non-profit association of journalists with diverse backgrounds and competencies, committed to furthering diversity in the media in Germany. The projects carried out seek to:

    • ensure that balanced and nuanced media coverage on issues of diversity, migration and integration becomes a matter of course;
    • increase the appreciation and the support for diversity and intercultural competences within the media;
    • foster a culture of recognition that values the potentials of a diverse society.