Displaced in Media Recipe Book

This booklet is a way of gathering learning from those people and organisations who are working for greater participation by – and representation of – those with refugee backgrounds in the media. It is based on the work of nine organisations from across Europe that were part of an Erasmus+ project called Displaced in Media in 2017-18.

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Displaced in Media Magazine


Across Europe, individuals and collectives of journalists, filmmakers, cultural professionals, activists, teachers and researchers are trying to break through the power structures that stop the most disadvantaged from being heard. They are paving the way for the production of media in their own community in a bottom up and inclusive way. They are setting up their own platforms where alternative voices are highlighted and they are making links to mainstream media and other important platforms.

The aim of the Displaced in Media partnership is to connect these practices and to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, methodologies and experiences between them. This community of practice is creating an infrastructure that allows underrepresented perspectives to be heard in the public sphere. Emerging from this are contacts and networks, a pool of knowledge and educational methodologies, channels and strategies to reach general audiences, and also increase awareness among policymakers.

In this publication – and at a Policy Forum in Marseille in September 2018 – we present the practices and learnings of Displaced in Media to media makers and policymakers. It is an invitation to engage in a conversation with us.

Why Europe Doesn't Make us Dream: Live Cinema on Migration and Media Representation

Pedro Jiménez (ZEMOS98) has written about the most recent performance of €urovisions, an audiovisual show created and performed live by Karol Rakowski (Poland); Okaku Noriko (Japan / UK); Farah Rahman (Netherlands) and Malaventura (Spain); English support collective The Light Surgeons, with technical and artistic coordination of ZEMOS98. ECF presented €urovisions at EYE Film Institute in Amsterdam on 22 May 2014.

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A message from our Doc Next Network partner Zemos98

ECF is very sad that our Doc Next Network partner ZEMOS98's festival has been forced to shut down. We are sharing the first paragraphs of a recent article they have published on their website, and we invite you to join the 17th ZEMOS98 Festival: Caring for the City, Reclaim the Commons from 15 to 18 April 2015 in Sevilla where we have no doubt the whole ZEMOS98 team will offer the best possible edition, despite the difficult conditions they are currently facing.

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Reclaiming the Commons: MODE Istanbul in The Guardian

Following an open call from The Guardian Witness, looking for stories of involvement or demonstrations to protect public space, our Doc Next Network partner MODE Istanbul has sent their contribution entitled "Imagine it into being", which is now showcased on The Guardian Witness's website. MODE Istanbul has produced this video with Sokak Bizim, a Turkish NGO dedicated to making cities more liveable, as part of the Radical Democracy: Reclaiming the Commons project of Doc Next Network.

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The Value of Upscaling Local Practice and Knowledge

The first six partner organisations of ECF’s new initiative called the Networked Programme came together in Amsterdam from Croatia, France, Moldova, Poland, Spain and Sweden in May 2014. The partners of the Networked Programme are working on establishing and advocating for a new set of democratic best practices in Europe for cultural organisations to engage with communities and culture.

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Ten things about democracy in videos every MP should see - by Juan Luis Sànchez

Spanish journalist, Deputy Director of eldiario.es and Remixing Europecontributor Juan Luis Sánchez presents Ten things about democracy in videos every MP should see.

Take a video, ten actually: the winning entries of the Radical Democracy video challenge (disclaimer: I was part of the jury), all exploring the theme of democracy and our understanding of how European democracy works. Enter ‘full screen’. Lie down and watch.

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