Journalism in a Global Context – Challenge Migration
9-14 September 2019 – Goethe Institute, Rabat/Morocco
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.
Our September School on Media and Migration will connect and empower journalists from Africa and Europe and aims to promote the quality of covering all aspects of migration in Africa and Europe. Up to 25 outstanding journalists from Africa and Europe will be selected to participate in the September School, in order to broaden their analytical skills, meet with internationally renowned experts, and participate in field trips in the transit country Morocco. More information on “Journalism in a Global context” is available online.
The program is funded by the German Foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung and co-organised by the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism at Technical University Dortmund, the African Institute for Media, Migration and Development (AIMMAD) and the African Media Initiative (AMI). The program is supported by Goethe Institute Rabat and Konrad Adenauer Foundation Rabat.