AMECYS_Digest #5

The project “Children’s screen content in an era of forced migration: facilitating Arab-European dialogue” (www.euroarabchildrensmedia.org) aims to engage non-academic stakekholders behind European production of children’s media content in thinking about the needs of young children recently arrived in Europe through forced migration, and their European-born peers who have seen them arrive.

The project is half-way through now. Profs. Naomi Sakr, Jeanette Steemers and Dr Christine Singer at Kings College London held two workshops with practitioners – Arab and European – in Manchester and Copenhagen. The report on the first workshop is now available at https://euroarabchildrensmedia.org/manchester-workshop-report/

A third workshop will be running in Munich on 24 May (poster attached Munich Programme_V1_28Mar). After that there will be a symposium in London on 14 September, under the title ‘Invisible Children: Public Service Media, Diversity and Forced Migration’, which will involve academics as well as practitioners and children’s media/diversity advocates.

The Munich workshop and the September conference are both free to attend. If you are interested in attending those events, please contact Prof. Naomi Sakr, University of Westminster,

Office tel: + 44 20 7911 5000 ext 68379

Personal tel: +44 20 8427 2253

Office email: N.Sakr01@westminster.ac.uk

Webpage: http://www.westminster.ac.uk/about-us/our-people/directory/sakr-naomi

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