Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Webinar 'Reporting Migration: the role of media in shaping public opinion and policies on migration'

Thursday, 24 June 2021, 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Remotely over Zoom

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The Prague Process webinar ‘Reporting Migration: the role of media in shaping public opinion and policies on migration’ with Mr. Adalbert Jahnz, European Commission Spokesperson for migration, home affairs and citizenship, Mr. Robert McNeil, Deputy Director, Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford, and Mr. Tom Law, Media Policy Adviser, Global Forum for Media Development, will take place on 24 June 2021 at 14:00 CET.

The webinar will assess the role of media in shaping public opinion while informing on migration and related policies. It will further introduce the Handbook on “Reporting Migration” developed in 2020 within the MOMENTA 2 (Migration Media Training Academy) project, funded by the German Federal Foreign Office. Its main aim has been to improve media migration reporting in the Eastern Partnership countries by helping journalists to create impartial, fact-based reporting in an engaging way.

Please register for the event through the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2gx1FzBNTOSjftW79kPxSA. You will receive the link to the virtual room, as soon as your registration is approved.

The webinar will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Russian. The approximate duration will be 1,5 hours. The event will be carried out via Zoom and can be accessed directly through your browser, following the link received. Should you have not received the confirmation email with the link, please do the following:

  1. On 6 May, go to the event registration page, fill out the form indicating your email address and submit the data.
  2. Scroll down the page until you see the link at the bottom. By following this link, you will be able to join the event.

The intervention of the speaker will be followed by a Q&A session. Kindly submit your questions (in English and Russian) during the event through the chat.


Adalbert Jahnz: Spokesperson for migration, home affairs and citizenship at the European Commission. Former Member of Cabinet of Vice-President M. Šefčovič (Energy Union). Previously held different positions in the European Commission. 

Robert McNeil: Researcher at COMPAS, Deputy Director/Head of Media and Communications, Migration Observatory of the University of Oxford. Previously, Rob was a reporter for various UK newspapers.

Tom Law: Media Policy Adviser to the Global Forum for Media Development (GFMD); independent media development consultant. Previously member of the Ethical Journalism Network and freelance journalist.