Friday 6 October 2017

Coming: “Why don’t you ask us?” - discussion tour in Latvia with a journalist from Iraq

On October 11-13, 2017 Haneen Jameel, a journalist from Iraq, will visit Latvia for a discussion tour “Why don’t you ask us?” to meet with young journalists, students, NGO activists and other interested parties and discuss migration and refugee related topics and their representation in media.

Meetings with the journalist are happening as part of the project “Better news media” in order to give the opportunity for journalists, youth, youth workers and teachers to get to know the story of Haneen – her professional work in Iraq, why she needed to leave her country as a refugee, her integration story in Finland and how refugee stories are represented in European media.
Main events of the discussion tour are:

  • October 11th, 14.00 meeting with students at University of Latvia, Faculty of Social Sciences
  • October 12th, 19.00 discussion at Kaņepe Kultūras centre
  • October 13th, 10.00 meeting with students and teachers at Gulbene Gymnasium

During the tour meetings with representatives of local NGOs working in the field of migration, refugee support and human rights are planned to exchange experiences and best practices.

Project „Better News Media” is aimed to raise media literacy among young people and promote journalists'; awareness of the problem of refugees to combat racism and intolerance. Project is implemented from September, 2016 – December, 2017. Association “Humana People to People in Latvia” implements the project in Latvia, cooperating internationally with association “Mondo” from Estonia and “VIKES” from Finland.
Project is financed by EU programme “Europe for Citizens”.

Additional information:
Silvija Pūpola
NGO “Humana People to People in Latvia”
+371 26424291,