Are you a journalist or media professional working on refugee issues or have a desire to do so? With nearly 80 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, and rising anti-migrant rhetoric and hate speech, it is imperative to build capacity for reporting on refugee and migration issues ethically and accurately. We are pleased to send you this call for participants for the upcoming “Changing the Narrative” project. The training programme will bring together a group of 12 journalists and media professionals from across Africa, Europe, and the Middle East to develop skills and capacity for reporting on refugee issues.

The programme will help strengthen media coverage of migration and refugee issues through skills building, networking, sharing of experiences, and learning more from experts in this field. The training will take place online in January; on-site visits and other exposure activities may be planned depending on pandemic restrictions.

The deadline to apply is Monday, 15 November at 12:00 noon (CET, Geneva time). Please see and the call for participants for all details and conditions. Please contact project coordinator, Erin Green ( should you have any questions.

The Changing the Narrative training programme is a project of WACC regional associations in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. WACC is a non-governmental organisation that builds on communication rights to promote social justice.

To learn more about WACC, please visit See also

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency: 70 years protecting people forced to flee.