Home > News > “Communication on migrants and refugees between solidarity and fear”, 31 January 2019, Rome.

A day of study that stems from the desire to inform on the subject in a serious and respectful of human dignity; to clarify in the face of the many distortions that affect the phenomenon; to interpret the facts and the positions taken; to promote a confrontation between experts and journalists beyond the simplistic narratives; to provide the tools for a more effective framework of issues related to migrants and refugees.

Issues that have had a considerable impact on public opinion for years, amplified by the spread of social networks. There are questions about the mediatization of suffering and emergency, and how certain humanitarian campaigns contribute to consolidate stereotypes and to convey the image of people who have fled wars and poverty as “wordless” victims.

The meeting, promoted by the Faculty of Institutional Communication of the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, the ISCOM Association and Harambee Africa International, will take place on January 31 in Rome (PUSC, 1st floor of the Aula Minor Álvaro del Portillo).

The addressees are journalists; professionals who work in the communication of organizations that deal with issues related to migrants and refugees; communicators of ecclesial institutions.

Journalists participating in the initiative – after registering through the dedicated platform sigef – will be granted 6 credits for continuing professional training.

Click here for the programme and registration procedures.