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Report shows a “pattern of invisibility” of refugees and migrants in European media

There is a “pattern of invisibility” of refugees and migrants in European media, says the report Changing the narrative: media representation of refugees and migrants in Europe presented on 16 November 2017 at the Brussels Press Club. The report monitored a sample of media on three given days in seven European countries – Greece, Italy, Spain, Serbia, the United Kingdom, […]

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Covering trans issues: Transgender Europe’s tips for journalists

Transgender Europe has created a ‘Guide for Journalists‘ booklet for covering stories about, or stories which affect, trans people in a fair and respectful manner. The aim of the guide is to make terminology more clear to journalists, so that they do not resort to over-simplifications, sensationalist arguments, stereotypes or inaccurate reporting. The guide includes […]

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European Parliament: fighting racism and xenophobia in the media

‘Race, racism and xenophobia in a global context III’ was the topic of conversation on 9th November, in a conference organised by Italian Member of the European Parliament (MEP), S&D Cecile Kyenge in collaboration with New York University (NYU). EFJ director Renate Schroeder attended the conference, to speak about the ever more challenging role of journalists in an age of increased racism and hate speech. Opening the […]

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RESPECT WORDS: guidelines on reporting about migrants and minorities

With the motto, ‘Ethical Journalism against Hate Speech’, the RESPECT WORDS project addresses the need to rethink how the media represents migration and ethnic and religious minorities. On 12 October 2017, the project presented their guidelines for reporting on migrants and minorities in the European Parliament in Brussels. Generally, current negative practices in the media […]

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