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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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January 28, 2019

‘Voice4Migrants’ is looking for an international team of ‘change-makers’ for an event in Hungary

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 Hungary this May.  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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January 4, 2019

An invitation to a Journalistic Exploration “Migration: telling a different story”

Media4Change is inviting journalists to a 2-day international round table to explore ways of enhancing coverage of migration issues across Europe, to coincide with the 17th San Sebastián Human Rights Film Festival in Spain. Travel and accommodation included.

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December 21, 2018

Media Monitoring: October 2018

Media4change team has been monitoring Lithuanian media during October 2018, observing journalists’ publications on mental health, sexual orientation and migration.  After gathering the data our experts are analyzing them, concentrating on: how media is portraying these groups, how society integrates with them, how groups are described form political view, what stereotypes are created for these groups and in which context they are appearing.

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December 21, 2018

Peer2Peer Educators Training

What happens when 20 dedicated young leaders are gathered in one training in Lithuania?

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December 21, 2018

Voice4Migrants workshop for strategic planning

Media4change is always trying to find new innovative ways and different angles of the stories in order to give voice to the voiceless. We are constantly working on joint projects with editors, journalist and human rights experts to make our vision come to life.

We imagined a world where migrants are treated equally. A world where people do not act based on their prejudices. A world where migrants have the opportunity to speak for themselves.  A world where media present migration issues fairly and without discrimination. A world where journalists are trained in how to report sensitive issues and how to search for all the angles.

We believe that this world exists. And we want to bring it to life.

How we are going to do that? Simply with Voice4Migrants project.

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August 3, 2018

Announcing the Dream Team for Voice4Migrants strategic workshop

We are happy to announce that we have completed our selection process; the team of international changemakers is ready! Check your name on the list and prepare yourself for a unique workshop, where you will apply your skills, fresh ideas, and knowledge. We look forward to working together and bring the change that our divided world needs.

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