European Federation of Journalists

Workshop for journalists: “Interpreting Crisis. Reporting on Migration, Asylum Seekers and Syrian Conflict”

We cordially invite you to take part in a workshop for journalists, organised by The Finnish Institute in London, The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux and Felm. The reflective workshop is realised in collaboration with The European Federation of Journalists in Brussels, on October 24. The workshop “Interpreting Crisis. Reporting on Migration, Asylum Seekers and Syrian Conflict” discusses the challenges journalists face when reporting on migration, asylum seekers and conflict. The workshop aims to raise a dialogue on the preconditions and effects of journalism and on the challenges of reporting migration and the so called “refugee crisis” in the…

Ethical reporting on migration and refugee crisis

The video broadcasted on 8 September around the world has surprised many people especially journalists. The Hungarian journalist, Petra László, was videotaped for tripping a migrant, who tried to escape the police in the Serbian-Hungarian border. A few months earlier, Der Spiegel’s journalists have adopted a totally opposite approach, publishing a welcoming message to refugees on their front page. The migration-refugee crisis raises the question of journalist’s commitment and responsibility. How to cover this touchy subject? How to interview migrants? How to be objective while showing empathy and respect? How to counter stereotypes? The answers to these questions are not easy. While there are bad practices which may show…

Reporting the refugee crisis

LUNCH TIME DEBATE 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…