Lithuania is committed to reducing the number of adults with disabilities placed in social care by 40% before 2020, and the number of children in such arrangements should decrease by 60%. Yet data show that structural investment from the European Union, vital for this process, got channeled into creating slightly more comfortable environments rather than alternative arrangements.
An international panel of exiled journalists and migration experts will discuss the results of a European project investigating ways of improving media coverage of migration issues at a conference in Vilnius on Friday 28 June.
Newly elected MEPs and officials from the European Commission have also been invited to comment on the outcomes of the innovative project run by Media4Change which engaged diverse people from seven countries in a series of workshops and activities about media coverage of migrants.
In a report for Solutions Journalism Network, journalist Amanda Ripley writes about how reporters can work new techniques into their journalism — ones that are better equipped to deal with the “kind of divide America is currently experiencing,” which researchers call ‘intractible conflict.’”