How do media on both sides of the Mediterranean report on migration [Summary Report]

The Ethical Journalism Network was commissioned by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) to produce a study analysing how media cover migration in 17 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

The full study reports that journalists are often poorly informed about the complex nature of migration as a phenomenon, newsrooms, newsrooms are vulnerable to pressure, manipulation and hate speech by some political elites or voices on social media networks, and the inspirational examples of journalism at its best – resourceful, painstaking, and marked by careful, sensitive and humanitarian reporting. In order to address the identified challenges, this preliminary report provides a series of detailed recommendations and calls for training, better funding of media action and other activities to support and foster more balanced and fact-based journalism on immigration, emigration, integration, asylum and other migration-related challenges.

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