Overview
Working with the media, from investigative journalists to traditional broadcasters, has been the regular way for activists and civil society to amplify their voices and reach a broad public about the issues that concern them.

However with the proliferation of media sources and sometimes challenging traditional media landscapes, activists and civil society organisations need to think creatively how to use media sources to advance rights protection..

This session focuses on political communication, new media, storytelling, and inclusive networking to protect rights. This will look at the ways activists and civil society can use media, including new forms of communication and storytelling to advance rights protection.

Core Topics

Audio-visual media

Political Communication

Digital tools

Storytelling

Competences developed
Identification of media sources and building stories for publication, developing common communication messages with partners, understanding of freedom of expression and freedom of the media in the EU

Target audience
Persons and civil society organisations looking to build their ability to communicate on rights issues.

Speakers

Luigi Cornaglia, Con-Senso

Claudio Riccio

 

Felipe Gonzalez Gil, Zemos 98

Victor Fleurot

Agenda and documents

Activists

  • Istvan Hegedus
    Istvan Hegedus
    Hungarian Europe Society
  • João Labrincha
    João Labrincha
    Academia Cidada
  • Dimo Gospodinov
    Dimo Gospodinov
    Move BG
  • Saad Malik
    Saad Malik
    People of Colour
  • Matija Sinković
    Matija Sinković
    Institute for the Development of Education
  • Marta Klepo
    Marta Klepo
    MJESTIMICE/IN PLACES
  • Johannes Lukas Gartner
    Johannes Lukas Gartner
    Humanity in Action
  • Gyorgy Folk
    Gyorgy Folk
    European Liberties Platform
  • Anna-Maria Ntova
    Anna-Maria Ntova
  • Afrah Nasser
    Afrah Nasser
  • Elvira Buijink
    Elvira Buijink
    European Women's Lobby
  • Cristian Gherasim
    Cristian Gherasim
    European Roma Rights Center
  • Hana Grgić
    Hana Grgić
    Libela
Istvan Hegedus
Hungarian Europe Society

The Hungarian Europe Society as a non-governmental and non-partisan organisation, intends to be involved in the ongoing international dialogue on the future of liberal democracies. The core of its interest and activities – although not exclusively – is the European Union and the Hungarian membership inside the Union. Its objective is to represent and promote the idea of a united Europe, and European common values, in Hungary and abroad.

www.europesociety.hu/en

João Labrincha
Academia Cidada

The Citizenship Academy’s main goal is to boost active citizenship and the construction of development roots with principles of social, economic and environmental sustainability. Our ambition is to empower people and organizations in the exercise of deepening democracy. Educational, communicative and artistic activities are our areas of intervention. Non-formal education and participative and active research are our methodologies.

blog.academiacidada.org

Dimo Gospodinov
Move BG

MoveBG is a community of people who share common moral values and principles, strive for the democratic development of Bulgaria, actively participate in the European process and create sustainable development policies. MoveBG is where experts and progressive citizens come together to participate in the search and discovery of adequate, balanced, long-term solutions for the state and society. MoveBG combines expertise and civic energy to build a better, modern, democratic European Bulgaria.

movebg.com

Saad Malik
People of Colour

Saad completed his B.A. in Social- and Cultural Anthropology and his M.A. in Urban Geography, both with the self-chosen focus on power in space/spatial relations. Although his internships, volunteer work and part of his studies were concerned with cross-cultural work in the field of Public Health, he has decided to investigate and work on group focused enmity in a German context. Saad is currently designing a cross-media project to give Germans of Color a stage to voice their daily and repetitive experience with racism.

Matija Sinković
Institute for the Development of Education
Marta Klepo
MJESTIMICE/IN PLACES
Johannes Lukas Gartner
Humanity in Action

Humanity in Action is an international educational organisation. Headquartered in New York, it comprises of national affiliates across six European countries. Humanity in Action educates, connects and inspires a global network of students, young professionals, and established leaders committed to fostering minority and human rights, both in their own communities and around the world.

Gyorgy Folk
European Liberties Platform
Anna-Maria Ntova
Anna-Maria Ntova, from Greece, currently;Master at International Communication Management at University of Southern Denmark. Previously BA International and European Relations at University of Piraeus, Social and Political Science at Sabanci University, Istanbul
Afrah Nasser
Elvira Buijink
European Women's Lobby

Elvira Buijink, Communications & Media Officer at the European Women’s Lobby (EWL), the largest network of women’s non-governmental associations in Europe. We work together at European and national level to achieve equality between women and men in all areas of public and private life. We raise and tackle issues of economic and social justice and independence for women. We campaign for the equal representation of women and men in decision-making and struggle together for women’s human rights including the eradication of male violence against women.

My work covers the coordination of the collective feminist voice in all EWL internal and external communications, including contacts with the press, the EWL website, social media and the graphic design of publications and informational materials. I am a volunteer at the Belgian film festival Elles Tournent, which supports movies made by women directors.  To me, culture, books, cinema, music, theater play a key role in making change in society and I try to follow-up what is happening in Brussels and around. I hold degrees in Communications and International Politics and previously worked as a project coordinator at a civil society organisation that encourages a better connection between the European Union and its citizens.

Twitter @elvirabui

Cristian Gherasim
European Roma Rights Center

Cristian Gherasim is the editor for The Week in Europe section of Katoikos.eu. He did his postgraduate studies in Political Science and Public Administration, and has been working as public affairs consultant, communications officer and social media expert in his native Romania, as well as in Hungary and Poland. Cristian has also contributed articles to the EU Reporter and Half Tidy Ltd.

www.katoikos.eu

Hana Grgić
Libela

Libela.org is a feminist portal about gender, sex and democracy issues dedicated to monitoring reality and to the questioning of democratic and social practices from a gender perspective, with an emphasis on larger visibility of social, political and cultural engagement of women and marginalized groups in the society. Our mission is deconstructing gender stereotypes and sexism that can be found in mainstream media and critically analyze reality supported by media from a feminist perspective. LIBELA’s mission is also to became a platform where young journalists could be further educated. But not restricting itself only on journalists, it speaks for and to all motivated citizens who participate in its creation thus gaining knowledge in journalism, developing a gender perspective and becoming motivated to investigate gender issues and express their own opinion about the world around us.