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June 11, 2019

Perceptions of Migration – the challenges for media professionals and the new European Parliament (updated)

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.

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June 7, 2019

Migrants Library: What would a refugee say about Lithuania?

What would Muslim refugee say about Lithuania? How are refugees portrayed by national media? What does it look like in an international context? Why would a group international experts from Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the UK, to come up with slogans like “AreUListening” and “Voice4Voiceless”? What proposals have international experts come up with after analysis of Lithuanian media headlines?

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May 28, 2019

Send us your story with the theme ‘Migration: Telling a different story’ and participate on Media4change international contest!

As part of the Voice4Migrants closing event, young journalists and bloggers are invited to submit articles, videos, podcasts radio pieces and other journalistic works on the theme ‘Migration: Telling a different story’.

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May 27, 2019

Media4Change International Conference Perceptions of Migration – the challenges for media professionals and the new European Parliament

We invite you to attend this International Conference on 28 June 2019 in Vilnius, Lithuania and participate in panel discussions about the work of partners organizations in the Voice4Migrants project. The Conference will focus on existing challenges, opportunities, and perceptions through analysis of the activities and outcomes of the project. But it will also set an agenda for media professionals and the newly elected European Parliamentarians. Deadline for applications: 5th of June.

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May 20, 2019

Announcing the Participants who will go on a “fact-finding mission” in Lithuania!

It is our pleasure to announce the big international group of 25 activists and journalists who will be visiting Lithuania on a ‘fact-finding’ mission under the legend “Voice4Migrants” from 7-12th of June. If you see your name on the list below, congratulations, you are now part of the Dream Team of changemakers.

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April 29, 2019

Join the big #WeDeserveBetter campaign!

Launch of the #WeDeserveBetter – #MesNusipelnomeGeriau campaign. This Europe-wide NGO-led campaign will run from the beginning of May until election days between 24th- 26th of May, before and during the European Parliamentary elections.

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April 16, 2019

Announcing the International Team of ‘change-makers’ for the big Open Event in Hungary!

We are pleased to announce the “Voice4Migrants” team of change-makers who will join the Open Event in Hungary on 8-12 of May. If you see your name on the list below, congratulations, you are going to experience an event that has never been implemented before!

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March 11, 2019

As Europe tightens its borders, media’s role on migration coverage becomes crucial

Words matter. Especially when they come from the media. But how positive or negative is media coverage about migration and how does this coverage affect the perceptions in society?

According to World Migration report 2018, published by the International Organization for Migration, much of the research evidence shows that media associates migrants with negative news and often casts migration as a ‘law and order or security issue. At the same time, media coverage also separates migrants from the ‘host’ population by the use of dehumanizing language, using metaphors that refer to war and natural disasters (for example,  ‘invasions’ and ‘floods’) or portraying them as ‘victims of an unfair system’.

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March 1, 2019

Announcing the outstanding journalists who will search together for the different story of migration!

We are pleased to announce the inspiring journalists who will have the opportunity to tell a different story of migration! If you see your name on the list below, congratulations, you are now closer to challenge the reporting of migration issues, while working with 25 colleagues from all around Europe.

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January 28, 2019

‘Voice4Migrants’ is launching a call for an international team of ‘change-makers’ for an event in Lithuania

Do you think it’s time for positive change in the way migrants are represented in the media?  Do you think politicians who manipulate people’s fears and use hate speech should be challenged? Can you help to make the voices of migrants be heard?

The ‘Voice4Migrants’ project is assembling a team of ‘change-makers’ to join a ‘happening’ in Lithuania this June.  It will be a unique opportunity to share ideas and activities from across Europe about the need to rethink the way asylum-seekers, refugees and migrant workers migrants are spoken about in parliaments and the press.

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