Baku, April 27, AZERTAC
Breakout Session “Reporting in Times of Crisis: Telling Migrant Tales through Creative Storytelling” has looked at various creative initiatives that are used to efficiently combat extremist and hateful language. At a time when journalists have to constantly reinvent themselves and find new ways to create appealing content, this session discussed the value of transversal and multidisciplinary approaches in order to build strong counter narratives that can reach a large number of people.
The session was moderated by Vania Andre, Editor in Chief, The Haitian Times.
Speakers were Claudia Nunez, Digital Director, Los Angeles Times en Español, Founder, Migrahack, Institute for Justice & Journalism, David Mason, Director, Cast From the Storm, Colin Boyd Shafer, Documentary Photographer, Cosmopolis Toronto, Christina Elizabeth Rodríguez, Co-Founder, EXPO Collective, Tania Bruguera, Installation and Performance Artist.
Points of discussion at the session included What are recent examples of amalgams in the media about certain communities?; How should we analyze them? What do they tell us about the current state of the media?; What are innovative ways of countering hateful and inaccurate narratives?; How can the media help avoid amalgams?; How can the media contribute to foster inclusive societies?; What are creative ways to build an impactful counter narrative?