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Global Diaspora - Global Migration Media Academy

Course description

Diasporas have been increasingly recognized as important agents of change, that influence development processes of the places of origin through economic and social remittances and the transfer of values, know-how and skills. In their places of residence, diaspora actors can create a safe space for migrants and refugees, in which they can articulate and share their stories and challenges to collectively find solutions. Reporting on diaspora, while having much in common with other migration topics, requires development of a specific lexicon and awareness of potential sensitivities specific to the diaspora topic. In this course, we introduce you to the concept of diaspora, discuss why diasporas are important and offer practical guidance on how to engage with diaspora actors and voices.