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Come along to our International Migrants Day panel discussion!

Come along to our International Migrants Day panel discussion!


 Migrant Voice - Come along to our International Migrants Day panel discussion!

Migrant Voice is marking this year’s International Migrants Day with a panel discussion, “Raising our game? Challenges and opportunities for migrants to speak out in the media”. The event will take place on 14 December from 5pm to 7pm on Zoom. All are welcome, especially Migrant Voice members, supporters, our friends in the media and sector colleagues.

This is a topic that is very close to our hearts. Over the last 12 years, Migrant Voice has dedicated itself to challenging the toxic debate on migrants and migration by bringing real voices of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers into the media. We are proud to have facilitated, brokered and created hundreds of stories that centre our members’ experiences in the newspapers, TV and radio and on social media. 

The pandemic has left many migrants fighting for our survival and in a protracted state of limbo and precarity. The world is now in a state of flux, pulled in opposite directions by those who insist on the “return to the normal” and those who desire a significantly different world under the banner of “build back better”. In this post-Brexit reality, how can migrant voices better influence the media’s approaches and narrative about migrants and migration? What are the opportunities and barriers?

The panellists include: 

  • Anisah Vasta, community journalist at Birmingham Live 
  • Fiona Walker, former reporter at BBC Scotland  
  • Robert Wright, social policy correspondent at The Financial Times 
  • Simon Israel, former Senior Home Affairs Correspondent at Channel4 News

Migrant Voice Ambassadors, Mariko Hayashi, Cryton Chikoko and Miroslav Cuba (tbc) will also be sharing migrant communities’ experiences of working with the media.

If you would like to attend, please email [email protected] to confirm attendance, by sending your name and the name of your organisation (if any) and we will send you a Zoom link.

We look forward to welcoming you to our event.

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Migrant Voice
VAI, 200a Pentonville Road,
N1 9JP

Phone: +44 (0) 207 832 5824
Email: [email protected]

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Number: 1142963 (England and Wales); SC050970 (Scotland)

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