Conference announcement: “Before and after being a refugee: Working in the media”
The first conference of such kind in German-speaking countries wants to connect people working in the media – whether they have been refugees or not.
When? Tuesday, May 17, 2016: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. // followed by a get-together
and a panel discussion
Where? Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Währinger Str. 29, 1090 Vienna // lecture room 2, 2nd floor
// Alexandra Stanic (Biber)
// Barbara Eppensteiner (Okto)
// David Groß (Refugee TV)
// Dominik Wurnig (Yallahdeutschland)
// Ebru Taşdemir (Neue Deutsche Medienmacher)
// Luna Al-Mousli (Autorin)
// Mohammad Keivandarian (JoinAT)
// Rubina Möhring (Reporter ohne Grenzen)
// Senad Hergić (Okto)
// Simon Kravagna (Biber)
// Sobhi Aksh (Biber)
// Sonja Bettel (JoinAT)
Patricipate for free!
Registration: firstname.lastname@example.org or here
The event „Before and after being a refugee: Working in the media“ wants to provide a first systematic exchange of experiences by, with and for journalists, photographers or film makers who fled to German-speaking countries. In the course of a conference day, interactive formats should help finding answers to the question: „What perspectives are there for newcomer journalists in Austria – and what perspectives do newcomer journalists open up for Austrian journalism?“ Attendants take part in deciding what to talk about and how to structure the contents: lectures will be held rotativly for small groups and, following the barcamp method, own topics and problems can be brought in. On stage, best-practice examples will be presented and newcomer journalists will tell their own stories. The conference will be held in German and English.
Aims of the conference are:
// sustaining a network;
// fostering cooperation of journalists/people working in the media in German-speaking countries (whether they have been refugees or not) for projects addressing refugees and/or covering this topic for a broader audience;
// raising awareness for the topic and opening up perspectives in both directions;
// supporting newcomer journalists in reaching their (journalistic) goals in German-speaking countries.
The conference addresses newcomer journalists, Austrian/German/Swiss journalists who find it challenging to cover the Syrian crisis and its consequences, and media representatives who search for partners for integrative projects; furthermore, people working in public relations and political or non-governmental organisations, students and teachers.
Initiated by fjum_forum journalism and media Vienna & supported by the Department of Communication, University of Vienna and Reporters without Borders.