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London, July, 4th, 2017 (Media Diversity). The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is inviting applications for a workshop it is organising for journalists from EU countries who are keen to improve their skills related to reporting on migrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups.
The event will be held in London between 4 – 8 September 2017. Journalists from EU countries interested in participating at the workshop should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on how to apply. The deadline for submitting applications is end of 24 July 2017. All costs of participation will be covered by the organisers.
The workshop, organised as part of the ‘Media Against Hate Speech’ project, aims to explore best practices on covering sensitive issues concerning migrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups, in the context of Brexit and the growth of xenophobic attitudes across Europe. It will look at both good and bad practices in media coverage as well as data journalism as an important aspect of responsible reporting. The workshop will be highly practical in nature and one of the objectives will be for all trainees to produce appealing stories during the event for publishing in their media outlets, under the guidance of experienced trainers specialised in this topic. The workshop will be supported by Google News Lab who'll provide training on a range of digital tools for journalists.
The Media Diversity Institute (MDI) is one of the partners gathered by the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) for the project Media Against Hate Speech. Other partners involved in the project are: Article 19, Community Media Forum Europe (CMFE), Community Media Institute (COMMIT), Croatian Journalists’ Association (CJA) and Cooperazione per lo Sviluppo dei Paesi Emergenti (COSPE). The project is financially supported by the European Commission (DG Justice and Consumers).