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Reporting Migration
Episode 2826th May 2021 • Freelancing for Journalists • Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson
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In this episode, we speak to two experts about reporting migration, a topic that raises a number of ethical issues for journalists to confront. 

Caitlin Chandler, a journalist covering migration, security and human rights and Georg Gassauer, a migration researcher and journalist based in Austria, discuss how we can do better when telling the stories of migration. 

The Guests

Caitlin Chandler http://www.caitlinlchandler.com

Twitter @CaitLChandler

Georg Gassauer 

Twitter @GGassauer

LinkedIn @georggassauer 

Resources

Freelance Journalism Assembly https://journalismassembly.com/  

Freelance Journalism Assembly free summer conference https://journalismassembly.com/conference/ 

UN World Migration Report 2020 https://www.un.org/sites/un2.un.org/files/wmr_2020.pdf

International Organisation for Migration https://www.iom.int 

Global Journalism Investigative Network migration reporting guides https://gijn.org/migration-reporting-sources-guidelines-contests/

Ethical Journalism Network migration reporting guide 

https://ethicaljournalismnetwork.org/ethical-guidelines-on-migration-reporting

Examples of Caitlin’s reporting on migration

https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/refugees-to-europe-do-better-than-this/

https://www.thenation.com/article/archive/6-years-8-countries-an-eritrean-couples-harrowing-search-for-safety/

https://www.thenewhumanitarian.org/special-report/2018/01/30/inside-eu-s-flawed-200-million-migration-deal-sudan 

https://www.cjr.org/special_report/heiko-jessen-germany-me-too.php 

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/10/sci-fi-surveillance-europes-secretive-push-into-biometric-technology

https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/01/28/rome-where-migrants-face-eviction-while-fascists-find-a-home/

Georg’s reporting on migration

https://www.potemkinharmattan.com/post/the-financial-dilemma-of-ingos-in-syria

Train of Hope https://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=de&u=http://www.trainofhope.at/_www_/&prev=search&pto=aue

Hostile Environment Training and safety courses 

https://dartcenter.org/events/2016/10/reporting-safely-crisis-zones-course

https://rorypecktrust.org/freelance-resources/safety-and-risk-assessment/taking-safety-training/

Grants and funding for journalists reporting on migration 

https://www.newamerica.org/international-reporting-project/

https://www.investigativejournalismforeu.net 

https://www.iwmf.org/programs/fund-for-women-journalists/ 

Sources of info and data for reporting on migration   

https://dtm.iom.int

https://mirekoc.ku.edu.tr/about-us/about/ 

https://www.msf.org