JiGC Media

Journalism in a Global Context

The African-European project “Journalism in a Global Context” aims at connecting journalism students in Africa and Europe, thus promoting the quality of foreign reporting of Europe and Africa in a crucial time of development for both continents. Students from both continents produce media input together and focus on migration from Africa to Germany and Europe. Their stories show the reality of life of African refugees in Europe and mention alternatives to flee. You can find the results of the students’ work on this website.

COVID-19 AFRICAN STORIES: Doula Wambui And Her Quest To Provide Positive Birthing Experiences To Kenyan Women

By | 11.05.2020|Categories: Politics + Society|

In the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, so has the worry of many pregnant women doubled given the circumstances we are living in and understandably so.

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COVID-19 AFRICAN STORIES: Dr. Agba Arinze Shares His Story

By | 11.05.2020|Categories: Politics + Society|

With the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, healthcare professionals around the world have been at their busiest in their quest to save lives.

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Journalist Education: Building bridges between Europe and Africa

By | 28.10.2019|Categories: News & Stories|Tags: , |

Over 100 participants from more than thirty countries met at the TU Dortmund to discuss new perspectives for international journalism education.

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15 African Journalists and 10 European journalists exchanged perspektives on Media and Migration in Rabat/Morocco

By | 17.09.2019|Categories: Journalism in a Global Context|Tags: , , |

The September School on Media and Migration which took place from September 9th to the 14th in Morocco brought together journalists from two continents.

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EU funds help Uganda take in refugees from DR Congo, and may slow migrant flow to Europe

By | 04.09.2019|Categories: Migration|Tags: , , |

While the funds undoubtedly help the refugees, Europe’s motivation is in part to reduce the incentives for those fleeing the conflict to head north.

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September School on Media and Migration in Marokko

By | 14.08.2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

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.

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EJTA Teachers’ Conference

By | 14.08.2019|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , , |

The Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism and the Institute of Journalism at TU Dortmund University, Germany, warmly invite you to the 2019 Teachers’ Conference of the European Journalism Training Association (EJTA)!

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Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

By | 28.08.2018|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , , |

Countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar and the Seychelles–which has already established the Ministry of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy–are recognising the need to diversify their economies.

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Great Green Wall Brings Hope, Greener Pastures to Africa’s Sahel

By | 28.08.2018|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , |

Hope, smiles and new vitality seem to be returning slowly but surely in various parts of the Sahel region, where the mighty Sahara Desert has all but ‘eaten’ and degraded huge parts of landscapes.

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Senegalese Immigrants Face Police Brutality in Argentina

By | 28.08.2018|Categories: Migration, News & Stories|Tags: , , |

Senegalese immigrants began to arrive in Argentina in the 1990s and most of them joined the group of street vendors in Buenos Aires and other cities. But in recent months, they have suffered police brutality, denounced as a campaign of racial persecution.

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Despite Setbacks, Africa Viewed as Continent of Hope, Promise & Vast Potential

By | 28.08.2018|Categories: Education, News & Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

STOCKHOLM, May 7 2018 (IPS) - Afric

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Lagos “Blind Street Lights”

By | 23.07.2018|Categories: Science + Technology|Tags: , |

The newly installed lights and electric poles at the bridge were in keeping with the state government’s promise to light up Lagos at night as part of efforts to improve security and commercial activities in the state.

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War Ended But Cases Of Gender Based Violence Linked To Conflict Remains High In Northern Uganda

By | 11.07.2018|Categories: News & Stories|Tags: , , |

“I was a very violent man who would

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Nigerians on death row: again Federal Government begs Indonesia

By | 11.07.2018|Categories: News & Stories|Tags: , , , , , |

The Federal Government of Nigeria o

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Africa Can Overcome Its Challenges – German Envoy

By | 10.07.2018|Categories: Media + Journalism, Migration|Tags: , , |

On a recent visit to Senegal for the Spring School on Media and Migration workshop, Anthony Akaeze, senior associate editor, spoke with Stephan Roken, German Ambassador to Senegal, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau and Cabo Verde.

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Refugees and Everyday Racism – The Role of Politics and the Media

By | 23.05.2018|Categories: Media + Journalism|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Many Portuguese leave their country

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60 million Europeans fled to other countries during bad times. Are we so forgetful?

By | 23.05.2018|Categories: Migration|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At the end of the year 2016 there w

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Perspectives on the EU-Africa Relationship

By | 23.05.2018|Categories: Politics + Society|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

For years, negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union and the ACP nations (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) have been stalled. According to the EU, EPAs should promote the economic development of these countries and help lift people from poverty.

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Youth of Africa, It’s Time for a Peaceful Revolution!

By | 23.05.2018|Categories: Politics + Society|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The year 2017 ended with very distu

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Spring School on Media and Migration in Dakar 2018

By | 13.03.2018|Categories: Journalism in a Global Context|

Migration being one of the pressing issues between Africa and Europe – “Journalism in a Global Context – Challenge Migration” has been chosen for the Spring School in Dakar.

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Refugees Are Nothing but Commodities

By | 12.01.2018|Categories: Migration|Tags: |

FOLLONICA, Italy, Nov 9 2017 (IPS) - As countless refugees arriving on Italy’s shores report torture, extortion and forced labour in Libyan detention centers, many say they never intended to make the journey to Europe until the chaos in Libya left them no other choice.

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DRC: entrepreneurship, the life-jacket for Congolese displaced people

By | 12.01.2018|Categories: Economy|

As budget cuts pushed humanitarian organizations to reduce food provisions for able-bodied men in eastern DRC, a man displaced by the armed conflicts started a mobile phone charging cabin to make ends meet.

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Has Democracy Degenerated into an Instrument of Power Politics?

By | 02.01.2018|Categories: Politics + Society|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It is easy to claim that Western at

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The Nexus: Poverty Reduction, Smooth Elections and Contained Migration

By | 28.12.2017|Categories: Politics + Society|Tags: , , |

To grow their economies, the primar

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Challenges some African countries must overcome

By | 24.12.2017|Categories: Politics + Society|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

During the colonial era Africans we

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As a man sows, so shall he reap. Battle the causes of flight, not therefugees!

By | 24.12.2017|Categories: Economy|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Perhaps there has been a change of

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Decolonize Africa – Throw Off Your Chains!

By | 23.12.2017|Categories: Politics + Society|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Africa’s governments had not taken

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How illegal migration to Europe is contributing to a dwindling Gambia’s farming sector

By | 26.11.2016|Categories: This is Africa|Tags: , , |

Farmers accounts on post-farming se

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Escaping Eritrea: Four boys with scars on their souls

By | 27.10.2016|Categories: This is Africa|Tags: |

Ariam, Aaron, Samson and Abel ha

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Standstill in the margins – Experiences of African refugees and migrants in Germany

By | 12.10.2016|Categories: This is Africa|

"People tend to believe I am strong

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“No human being should face this kind of situation”

By | 10.10.2016|Categories: This is Africa|

“No human being should face this ki

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