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The e-Media Toolkit on Migration Reporting made for and by journalists

 

EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) 

Launched on 20 June 2019

 

In today’s media landscape the way in which journalists and editors receive, process and publish news is constantly changing. Journalists face immense time pressure, as news frequently breaks online. To facilitate training on the coverage of migration news, the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) in partnership with the European Broadcasting Union and the Ethical Journalism Network with the support of the European Federation of Journalists developed an online eMedia.

It builds on the popular 2008 Diversity Toolkit that FRA also developed in close partnership with the European Broadcasting Union.The online e-Media Toolkit provides first-hand assistance to media professionals with learning resources, training courses, and opportunities to exchange in three sections:

  1. Learning: allows users to take courses in which journalists or editors of leading media outlets share their real-life newsroom dilemmas of reporting on migration.
  2. Training: provides material for media trainers to design their own courses.
  3. Sharing: ethical journalism principles. allows users to interact with other users through forum discussions on fundamental rights.

 

 

 

Representative image of the toolkit ‌

Users can also propose new courses or download the news examples for further discussion among peers. A Trainer’s Manual for media teachers or consultants, with handouts and exercises, facilitates classroom or webinar discussions with online training in the platform. Anyone with a valid email account can register for free to access an always-increasing range of information and learning resources in the field of journalism and fundamental rights.

Drawing on input from leading media outlets like Agence France-Presse, Le MondeThe GuardianRadio France InternationalFrance TV, the BBC, and the Financial Times, the toolkit offers wide-ranging guidance on covering migration from different types of media.This includes how to ethical reporting treating people fairly and with dignity, balancing accuracy, impartiality and humanity as well as the importance of context in providing balanced, impartial coverage. 

 

Useful links:

To register and get free access to the toolkit: http://e-learning.fra.europa.eu

The E-Media Toolkit on Migration ― Trainer's Manual:  https://fra.europa.eu/en/publication/2020/e-media-toolkit-migration-trainers-manual

Diversity Toolkit: https://fra.europa.eu/en/publication/2008/diversity-toolkit-factual-programmes-public-service-television  

To order a printed copy of the Trainer’s Manual, please click here.

 

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