Unbias the news: why diversity matters for journalism

05/11/2019

19:30 - 23:00

Exerzierstr. 14, 13357 Berlin

Admission is free - donations are welcome

Facebook event here

► A talk on diversity in media and journalism + Q&A with authors of “Unbias the news: why diversity matters for journalism

Start: 19.30

· ABOUT ·

“Diversity is not about political correctness. It’s about quality journalism.” For Unbias the News: Why Diversity Matters for Journalism, 31 reporters spanning the globe, from Brazil to Tajikistan, were asked to write about barriers to greater diversity and inclusion in the newsroom. The result is a collection of eye-opening, personal and refreshing takes on how journalism needs to change to reflect our society.

For members of the media interested in regaining public trust and telling better, more accurate stories to their audience, taking another look at diversity is essential. This book will help people recognize their own blind spots: what stories they are emphasizing and which they may be neglecting to tell at all.

The book – published by Hostwriter and CORRECTIV – features original illustrations by artist Moshtari Hilal, who was commissioned to create the works based on the articles in the book.

Hostwriter is an award-winning network that helps journalists to easily collaborate across borders. CORRECTIV is the first non-profit research center in the German-speaking world. They also publish books on topics related to journalism and society.

· SPEAKERS ·

Qian Sun // Editor, Author
Based in Berlin, Germany, Qian Sun works as a freelance journalist for multiple media outlets in China and Europe. She mainly works for Phoenix TV, Hong Kong, as a correspondent covering German and European politics.

Asma Abidi // Author
Asma Abidi is an award-winning journalist from Tunisia. Her reporting focuses on migration, human rights and social transformations in the Arab region after the uprisings.

Wafaa Albadry // Author
Wafaa Albadry is a Berlin-based TV and online journalist who has practiced journalism in both Egypt and Europe. She reports on women’s rights issues, politics and culture and is currently writing a book about dynamics of the #MeToo era.

· GOOD TO KNOW ·
This event is open to all. We would kindly suggest donations for our speakers for their time and labour – we look forward to seeing you there! Please support our space by ordering a drink or two!

LOCATION ·
be’kech [anticafé · coworking space · bar] Exerzierstr. 14
13357 Berlin- Wedding
(U8 + U9/ Pankstr., Osloer Str.)

LINKS ·
https://www.facebook.com/bekech.berlin/
https://unbiasthenews.org/

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