ECDPM’s Anna Knoll will give a presentation on Migration Policy in Europe at the Spring School on Media and Migration in Dakar/Senegal, 11-17 March 2018.
Migration has emerged as a major challenge of the 21st century. Societies in the Global South continue to suffer from a persistently unfavourable global economic structure, ineffective governments and conflicts, leading to a historical record number of migrants worldwide. At the same time, societies in the Global North are confronted with the rise of national populist movements in reaction to rising numbers of refugees.
In a fragile global context, sound information on international developments is needed more than ever. However, media coverage of the migration crisis frequently overlooks the economic and socio-political realities driving Africans to leave their countries for other parts of the continent and for Europe.
• Creating awareness for the topic of migration among African journalists
• Providing African journalists with knowledge and skills to tackle the issue of migration
• Promoting European journalists already reporting on migration with additional insights
• Fostering pan-African and intercultural dialogues between Africans and Europeans
• Encouraging professional networks by initiating joint journalistic projects