Project development and management, conferences and panel discussions
The aim of New Neighbours is to highlight the positive social and economic contributions that are made by migrants and refugees throughout communities across Europe. By promoting direct participation in media production and intercultural dynamics, it is hoped to foster tolerance and acceptance for migrants and refugees in EU member states.
Media in transition
Keynote for the Annual Conference of the Alliance of Independent Press Councils of Europe, 3 October 2019, Tbilisi, Georgia.
Refugees in the media
Panel at Hrant Dink Foundation, Istanbul, in July 2019, on media monitoring of hate speech and discriminatory discourse against Syrian refugees and best practices of rights-based approach to journalism.
Media Against Hate
Media Against Hate, a EU-funded project, promoted a series of trainings and workshops for media professionals, community media, representatives of CSOs and media regulators across Europe to exchange best practices and promote mutual learning and cooperation activities on how to to counter hate speech and discrimination in the media, while maintaining respect for freedom of expression.
MEDIANE - Media in Europe for Diversity Inclusiveness - an EU/Council of Europe joint Programme to strengthen the media industry's ability to include diversity and non-discrimination in their daily work through development of innovative modes of media production, training and journalism practice.
Conference on Migration and Media Awareness
The first Conference on Migration and Media Awareness gathered 280+ international participants from civil society, institutions and media in Hamburg on November 24.-25. 2017.
Organized by Refugee Radio Awareness Network, the CMMA2017 took place at Kampnagel Internationale Kulturfabrik and focused on the role and responsibilities of media in enabling (or hindering) social empowerment and participation of all members of society. Media makers and activists with a refugee or migrant background played a key role in discussion panels, workshops and exhibitions.