The #MyStory: Media, Migrants & Refugees project, co-funded by the European Commission’s Europe for Citizens Programme is an initiative to raise awareness, promote discussion, training and assist migrants and refugees and the organisations working with them, to contribute to the media narratives of displaced peoples in a positive way.
Dr Iztok Sori from the Peace Institute held a lecture and workshop on hate speech and other discriminatory practices in Slovenian media.
From 19 to 24 June 2017 #MyStory partners DRPDNM held workshops, talks and activities throughout Teden Kultur (The Week of Cultures) in Novo Mesto, Slovenia.
The flagship workshop given by Dr Jure Gombac from Slovenian Migration Institute and Science and Research Centre SASA, explored the challenges for the media when reporting on migrants and migrations topics, and presented the potential of digital storytelling tools to offer alternative narratives.
”Digital stories are short, personal, multimedia scraps of TV that people can make for themselves. They are “mini movies”. Computers enabled with video editing software are used to synchronise recorded spoken narratives with scans of personal photographs (Meadows 2003).”
Dr Iztok Sori from the Peace Institute held a lecture and workshop on hate speech and other discriminatory practices in Slovenian media during and after the “Balkan Route.”
“It is not easy to recognise hate speech, which we found out at this workshop. However, we can all learn and later, when, for example, we recognise hate speech on Facebook, we must respond as “ordinary citizens” to warn them that it is unacceptable. Because otherwise this problem can spread, from refugees to immigrants, from immigrants to women, etc. The students and other participants were very active and I am sure they will make excellent contributions.”
On 20 June, World Refugee Day, the Museum gardens turned into a cosy outdoor cinema, attracting around 50 spectators. During the three-hour projection they saw five documentary and feature films from the Migrant Film Festival, which ended on that day in Ljubljana.
More about #MyStory: www.mystoryproject.eu