Conference Program



Perceptions of Migration

Challenges for media professionals and the new European Parliament

10.00 -14.00 Friday 28 June 2019


10.00 Opening by Neringa Jurciukonyte

10.05 Voice4Migrants outcomes: Present Meets a Future

(moderator Neringa Jurciukonyte)

  • Zivile Raskauskaite.Lithuanian media and minorities under scrutiny.
  • Video Voice4migrants in Budapest
  • Maddalena Fontana.Migrants Library, opening the conversation.
  • Martin Maska. Guidance for media professionals.
  • Egle Kristopaityte. What do  ‘experiment’ to test levels of prejudice against migrantsproblems tell? Problems faced by migrants wishing to rent apartments
  • Magdalena Bobowik.What next? Theoretical and practical guidelines for future action by governmental and non-governmental stakeholders.

11.30   Coffee break

11.45  Responses to Voice4Migrants outcomes challenges for media, civil society and governmental institutions

(moderator Mike Jempson)

  • Mahdis Amiri. Iranian exiled journalist now working with New Mediamakers.
  • Zrinka Bralo. Former Bosnian journalist, Director of Migrants Organise in the UK.
  • Sara Garcia de Blas. Communication Officer with the Jesuit Refugee Service.
  • Hiba Obaid.An exiled journalist from Syria working for Deutschlandfunk Kultur.

12.45  Reflection by Petras Auštrevičius, Member of European Parliament

13.00  Closing remarks

13.10  Reception and networking

14.00 End