On 14 March 2017 the MyStory event in Leipzig took place. During in the morning session, presentations and a panel discussion gave an important insight into the role of media for integration and the benefits of digital storytelling and multimedia approaches. In the afternoon the participants had the chance to practice and tell their own digital stories.
DOCUMENTARY: Imprint Media Messages – Migration and Refugee Crisis as an Excellent Field of Agenda Setting
Directed by Laszlo Hartai from the Hungarian Moving Image and Media Education Association, Imprint Media Messages explores the effect that negative media representations of migrants and refugees has had on the perceptions of Hungarian citizens and how these perceptions have been exploited by those in power. The documentary forms part of the #MyStory: Media, Migrants & Refugees Project funded by the European Commission's Europe for Citizens Programme and coordinated by The European Association for Viewers Interests - EAVI.
This interactive investigative report into the shady economics of the migrant and refugee crisis in four countries: Niger, Italy, Turkey and Germany is a great example of digital storytelling and bucks the trend by actually involving the personal stories of the refugees affected by the crisis.
Zygmunt Bauman, sociologist and one of the most important public intellectuals of our time, passed away on January 9th, 2017. A few months before his death he gave his last ever interview with Aljazeera, a small part of which has been made into an animation. In it, Bauman suggests why so many people in Europe, and elsewhere, fear [...]
Exiled Ethiopian journalist, Qaabata Boru, started a newspaper in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in northern Kenya called the Kakuma News Reflector or Kanere. Click below to read his story. Drawing from his work as a journalist, Qaabata Boru started a newspaper written by refugees, for refugees. Source: This exiled journalist is helping refugees in [...]
Organised by the Alliance Internationale de Journalistes (AIJ) and held at offices of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) in Brussels, the first event of #MyStory involved roundtable debates with around 50 people in attendance. The debate addressed Europe’s reaction to mass migration and the dangers of sensationalism, political bias and stereotyping in mainstream [...]