A one hour and a half debate was organised in the framework of “Universités pour la Paix” at the Cité internationale Universitaire de Paris, as an occasion to address the question of representation and the impact of the refugees/migrants in mass media.
Output: Conceptualisation, organisation, panel curation, engaging online discussion prior to the event, event moderation.
Svein Hullstein, then Director of the Norwegian House (Ciup) giving an introduction speech.
(Left-right) Layal Twal, Kahtan Alharbat, Sophie Mazet, all three speakers took part in a very insightful debate about the representation of refugees in the media.
About 35 people attended the discussion.
“Les voix inaudibles de la crise migratoire”, discussion about the misrepresentation of the refugees and conflicts in the media.
Layal Twal is a Jordanian student that has been living in the campus since October 2015. After finishing her undergraduate degree in translation (French, English, Arabic) in Lebanon, she chose Paris to prepare a second diploma in international relations and is now pursuing her Master degree. She just came back from a field research in northern Lebanon, during which she worked with Syrian refugees through a British NGO called Save the Children.
Kahtan is a Syrian student who arrived in France in 2014. He is living in the campus and more precisely in the House of Canadian students. He is studying mathematics (Université Paris 6) and is enrolled in a sociocultural association that he co-created called MADA. What’s MADA about? Promoting an accurate image of the Syrian situation to the French society.
The Q&A gave the audience a chance to react to the speakers experiences and share their own.