09.09.2019

September School on Media and Migration in Marokko

Beginn: | 09.09.2019 10:00 | Ende: | 14.09.2019 18:00

Workshop für europäische und afrikanische Journalisten in Rabat

Die Bewerbungsphase für die "September School on Media and Migration" vom 9. bis 14. September 2019 hat begonnen. Der Workshop richtet sich an afrikanische und europäische Journalisten, die zum Thema Migration und Flucht arbeiten und ihre Berichterstattung in diesem Themenbereich weiter ausbauen möchten. Veranstaltet wird die "September School on Media and Migration" vom Erich-Brost-Institut für Internationalen Journalismus an der TU Dortmund, dem Verein Africa Positive und der Africa Media Initiative, Förderer sind die Robert Bosch Stiftung, die Konrad Adenauer Stiftung und das Goethe-Institut. Der Workshop schließt an die "Spring School on Media and Migration" an, die 2018 in Dakar stattfand.  

Alle Infos folgend im offiziellen Bewerbungsaufruf (hier auch als PDF): 

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.

We are now inviting applications from journalists across Europe and Africa.

Please email the following documents (in English, PDF) no later than May 31, 2019:

- Letter of motivation and CV

- A meaningful sample of your work about migration (translated into English)

- Letter of recommendation from your editor

Email (also for all your question regarding the call): annacarina.zappe(at)u-dortmund.de 

An international jury will review all submissions and notify applicants in due time. Successful applicants will be invited to the conference in Rabat. All costs will be covered by the program (travel, accommodation). Certificates will be issued at the end of the course.

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, Germany, the non-profit-organisation Africa Positive e.V., and the African Media Initiative (AMI). The program is supported by Goethe Institute Rabat and Konrad Adenauer Foundation Rabat.