Media Lab Masterclass in Birmingham

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 Migrant Voice - Media Lab Masterclass in Birmingham


Our first Masterclass for the Birmingham Media Lab took place on Wednesday 11th November 2015. With the help of journalist and editor Daniel Nelson, participants worked on preparing short clear messages in order to speak on radio or write letters to the local newspapers. Our four mentors, Jamil, Salman, Geraldine Lacides and Charlotte Gough worked with participants to write letters and prepare their ideas for going on the radio.

This session was to prepare for Migrant Voice media activities during the lead up to the United Nations international Migrants Day in December. We are planning to write a number of letters to local papers in Birmingham as well as go on local radio stations to celebrate International Migrants Day and tell our stories.

A lot of great story ideas were generated, and participants will work with David Hirst in the run up to December 18th to further prepare their letters and radio interviews.

About the project:

The Migrant Media Lab project aims to strengthen the capacity of migrant voices by building practical media skills and supporting migrants’ participation in the public debate.

The Migrant Media Lab project will also run regular, one-on-one and small group mentoring sessions led by volunteer journalists. The sessions will focus on using social media, producing videos, writing articles and blog posts, as well as conducting interviews, practising interview skills, and how to engage with your MP? Participants will have an opportunity to further develop their skills leading to the production of media outputs.

The project will also provide training session in using social media, producing videos, writing articles and blog posts, as well as conducting interviews and practising interview skills.

As part of the Migrant Media Lab project, we also organise discussions on current policy developments and further opportunities for public engagement, to ensure that our media work always ties into the wider context of the migration debate in the UK.

If you are interested in getting involved with the Birmingham Migrant Media Lab, please get in touch with david[at]


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