Masterclass Media Lab session

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 Migrant Voice - Masterclass Media Lab session


Migrant Voice held a special Masterclass session of our Media Lab on Tuesday the 17th November 2015.

Participants engaged in sessions on how to prepare clear, concise ways to tell our messages or our experiences in order to speak on a radio programme or write letters to a newspaper. A number of draft letters and topics of radio interviews were developed during the sessions as participants received training from journalist and Editor Daniel Nelson and mentoring from several mentors including Harriet Grant (BBC, the Guardian).

The sessions were a preparation for a media activity which will take place in December for International Migrants Day. To celebrate this day we will be sending letters to newspapers in London as well as calling into the radio.

Simultaneously, another session ran on writing letters to our MPs.  The session, which was led by Billy Davis from History and Policy saw several participants write letters to their MPs regarding the Immigration Bill 2015. This was following on from our network meeting on November 10th, where many MV members decided to write letters to our MPs in order to make our voices heard on the issue before the 3rd reading of the Bill in the House of Commons. 

There will be a follow up session in December to complete the letters to the editor and prepare further for the radio. Check our events page for further information or email anne[at]

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.


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