Pre-Conference: Radio, Refugees and Migrants: a workshop

What role can radio play in greeting refugees and migrants and helping them make connections with homeland and host country? TRE’s two researchers concerned with Minorities convened a workshop to share experience in this area. Chaired by Dr. Caroline Mitchell, panelists Dan Cissokho, station manager of Peterborough Community Radio, UK, and Larry Macauley, Founder and Editor in chief of the internet Refugee Radio Network, based in Hamburg, spoke about their work. Anne Ostendorp, of community TV station N1 in Nijmegen showed extracts from a programme produced with Ahmad Naffak, a Syrian journalist and refugee. Judith Purkarthofer, President of Community Media Forum for Europe, commented from a European-wide perspective.