... Are you living in Leipzig, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt or Thuringia? Would you like to meet other journalists and exchange your experiences? Would you like to learn more about the media landscape and journalistic standards in Germany? Would you like to realize your own project? If so, we warmly invite you to the International Journalist´s Meetings.
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Would you like to take part in the International Journalist´s Meetings?
After finishing my studies I worked in Syria as reporter for a newspaper. I would like to learn more about local journalism in Germany.
I studied business administration. I participated in many workshops about media and public relations. I am more interested in journalism, so I started writing to a website. I want to improve my skills in electronic press.
I studied Journalism in Damaskus and worked for several Arabic media. Due to my work as journalist he have been threatened by the officials and was arrested four times. I escaped. Since 2016 I have worked as freelancer at Journalistenbüro
Mediendienst Ost. I'm focussed on political journalism.
I studied media and journalism in Damascus university and worked for many Arabic media. Since March, I have started working with European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) in Leipzig. I would like to learn more in the future about visual storytelling.
Syrian author. I studied law in Damascus university. I wrote to many Arabic media, and I published two books. Today, I am an editor in Abwab newspaper. I would like to learn more about media laws in Germany.
Graduated from Damascus university Faculty of Media . Speak Arabic , English, French and Deutsch . Two years experience in political journalism . I hope know more about audio visual.
I came to Leipzig in Germany from Lebanon two years ago. I have worked there as a journalist for 28 years, then I worked as a counselor of the Ministry of Finance. I participated in a workshop in Leipzig organised by the office of the parliament member Daniela Kolbe (SPD).
Journalists who have found asylum as refugees in Germany are invited to join the meetings, which offer an opportunity for networking, integration, and discussion. Lectures and talks regarding journalistic work, ethics, media systems and media law, can be provided.
Meetings language is German. Translation into Arabic, Spanish or English can be provided. Language mediators are very welcome. The meeting is for free.
The International Journalist´s Meetings are designed and coordinated by the European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research (EIJC). Volunteer interpreters enabled high level technical communication.
Dr. Lutz Mükke (EIJK) interviewed the Syrian journalists Tarek Khello and Ebraheem Alisa Algasam, who talked about threats journalists have to face in the warzone of Syria, their perception of news coverage on refugees and their future in Germany.Some impressions
At the European Media Freedom Conference (ECPMF) in October 2015, one of the international journalists, Tarek Khello, discussed differences and problems of the media coverage on refugees with journalists from Serbia, Hungary, Germany and the UK.Watch the video
In Syria they reported on attacks and destruction – as well as on daily life. Nowadays the journalists Tarek Khello, Ebraheem Alisa Algasam and Mohamed al Khatib gain new experiences. Step by step they want to achieve their new aim: To work again as journalist - in Germany.
Besides of joining a German course, Khello, Algasam and al Khatib participate at the International Journalist's Meetings. Following an invitation of EIJC they attended a seminar on journalistic research at Leipzig University this summer. The Syrian journalists worked with Journalism students, not only learning the basics of the media world in Germany but also conducting their own journalistic research. The Syrian journalists reported on their experiences of being a journalist in war zones, discussing, for example, the risks, problems and limitations reporters face, as well as their particular responsibility to their audience.
With a team of German students Khello produced a report on refugee accommodation, for the local radio Mephisto 97,6; Ebraheem Alisa Algasam was an important interview partner. Another report by Mohamed al Khatib will soon feature in a local magazine. Lebanese journalist Whalid Elzein participated as a guest.Read more
The report online |
By Carlotta Jacobi, Pauline Bombeck, Elisa Marie Rinne and Tarek Khello, Mephisto 97,6, 02.08.2015
The research workshop ran at the Institute for Communication and Media Research at the University Leipzig, and also the local radio station Mephisto 97,6. It was designed and coordinated by Dr. Lutz Mükke (EIJC) and Radio and TV journalist Ulrike Werner. Students of Arabic Studies at Leipzig University enabled high level technical communication as volunteer interpreters.