Reporting the Refugee Crisis

During the past few weeks the media all over Europe have been extensively reporting on the refugee and migrant crisis. Despite most of them reporting responsibly, a number of questions have been raised about the limits of publishing sensitive images. The debate will focus on the importance of ethical reporting, the roles and responsibilities of media and journalists in countering stereotypes and hate speech in traditional and online media.

Join the European Broadcasting Union and the European Federation of Journalists for a moderated panel discussion followed by a Q&A. The panel will be moderated by Committee to Protect Journalists EU Correspondent, Jean-Paul Marthoz. The panellists will discuss whether it’s feasible to factually tell a human-focused story that is highly emotional, without sensationalism and dehumanising migrants and refugees and, if so, how to do so.


Nicola Frank, EBU Head of European Affairs

Ricardo Guttierez, EFJ Secretary-General


Jean-Paul Marthoz, Committee to Protect Journalists EU Correspondent


Ana Gomez, MEP

Alain Genestair, editor in chief of Polska magazine.

WHEN: Tuesday 20 October 2015, 12.30 – 2:00 P.M. over lunch (sandwich buffet)

WHERE: EBU Brussels office

56 avenue des Arts

1000 Brussels Registration

To register, please reply to Tine Dupré, [email protected], before Wednesday 15 October by 12 p.m.