International Conference on “Migration in the Media – Perceptions, Opportunities and Challenges”

The EU-funded EINIGMMA 2 (Sustaining Georgia’s Migration Management) project, that is being jointly implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) and the Secretariat of the State Commission on Migration Issues, dedicated several activities to study how migration is reported in Georgia. One of them – the International Conference entitled “Migration in the Media – Perceptions, Opportunities and Challenges” – will be taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia, at the end of March 2019 (the exact date will be communicated in due time). The Conference aims at bringing together Georgian and foreign journalists and media professionals, policymakers, scholars and researchers, to discuss the nexus between media and migration in Georgia, other Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries as well as the Member States of the European Union. The Conference will focus on best practices in reporting on migration, quality investigative journalism as well as existing challenges, opportunities and perceptions, including possible policy recommendations. These topics will be discussed in a comparative manner by analysing and assessing practical examples on reporting of migration issues by applying an academic viewpoint.

This two-day conference is envisaged as a unique opportunity for media representative from Georgia and other EaP countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine) to come together with scholars and policymakers to share their journalistic work and research findings to foster understanding of the nexus between media and migration from a broader inter-regional perspective. Thus, the organisers invite both established and junior journalists/bloggers and other people working in the media to submit their articles, blog posts, videos, radio pieces and other journalistic works on the following topics: Diaspora and emigrant communities Legal and labour migration.

  • Diaspora and emigrant communities
  • Legal and labour migration
  • Immigration and emigration
  • Human rights of migrants
  • Trafficking in human beings
  • Integration and reintegration
  • Other migration-related issues

The narratives/stories in English, Russian or the national language of one of the EaP countries shall be submitted to the organisers by 31 January 2019 to:

Eligible for submissions are articles/narratives/stories which were officially published before 31 December 2018.

For more details please refer to the call for submissions.