European Federation of Journalists

Reporting the refugee crisis


The European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) cordially invite you to join us at a lunch time debate on ”Reporting the refugee crisis”  on 20 October at 12:30 – 14:00 in Brussels organised by EFJ and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

During the past few weeks the media all over Europe have been extensively reporting on the refugee and migrant crisis. Despite most of them reporting responsibly, a number of questions arose about the limits of publishing sensitive images. The debate will focus on the importance of ethical reporting, the roles and responsibilities of media and journalists in countering stereotypes and hate speech in traditional and online media. The panelists will try to address the key question raised: how to factually tell a human-focused story that is highly emotional, without sensationalism and dehumanising migrants and refugees?

What ? A moderated panel discussion followed by a Q&A

Nicola Frank, EBU Head of European Affairs
Ricardo Gutierrez, EFJ Secretary-General

Jean-Paul Marthoz, Committee to Protect Journalists EU Correspondent

Isabelle Durant, former Vice-President of the EP, current member of the Brussels Parliament
Alain Genestar, editor-in-chief of Polska magazine.
Bruno Boelpaep, Europe Producer, BBC News Brussels

Tuesday 20 October 2015, 12.30 – 14.00 over lunch (sandwich buffet)

EBU Brussels office, 56 avenue des Arts, 1000 Brussels

Please reply to Tine Dupré,, before Thursday 16 October by 12 p.m.

Picture credit: AFP/Csaba Segesvari