The European Policy Centre is delighted to invite you to a Policy Dialogue on the influence of the media in forming public perceptions about minorities and immigrants on 31 May 2011.
In recent months, commentary on the failure of immigrant integration policies has again made the front pages of European media, against a backdrop of rising populism and growing anti-immigrant sentiment revealed in public opinion polls. While several factors may explain this phenomenon, this policy dialogue will focus particularly on the role of the media in forming public perceptions of minority and immigrant communities. Practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic will share experiences and best practice, and discuss how the media can better promote public understanding of the benefits of diversity.
To discuss these issues, we are pleased to welcome a panel of experts, including Alexandra Moe, Washington DC Director of New America Media, Oliver Money-Kyrle, Assistant General Secretary of the International Federation of Journalists, and Raymon Dassi, Journalist and Member of Italian Intercultural Journalists Association (ANSI). The discussion – which will be followed by a question and answer session – will be moderated by Yves Pascouau, EPC Senior Policy Analyst.