PR, Media and Refugee Community Activism: Reflections on Workshop day

Idil Osman

Abstract


As part of the ‘Forced Migration and Media’ Series, day 2 was held on 18th of July 2016 and focused on engaging the local communities in Leicester. The purpose of the day was to share existing department knowledge and expertise that relate to migration and the media with the local community. The day brought together community leaders and organisations that dealt with migration and refugee matters. Majority of them represented the Somali community with representatives from some organisations that work with refugees and migrants more generally. The workshop took a practical approach by combining mini lectures with training sessions, which can enable community leaders and organisations to use lobbying techniques and media platforms to support and advance their work. As one of the organisers leading this particular day of the series, this article is my personal account of it.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.29311/for(e)dialogue.v2i1.603



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