Event Details

Few journalistic tasks are as important and as ethically challenging as the coverage of migration. In this timely workshop we will unpack how we can bring a trauma-aware approach to reporting about migrants and refugees. Join this workshop to understand how to ethically report on challenging and sensitive stories about displacement, violence and migration. The workshop will provide you with practical examples, tips and advice that will prepare you to cover migrants and refugees with greater knowledge, depth and skills.


  • To recognise the impact of trauma on those who have suffered displacement
  • How to involve vulnerable people in your reporting
  • To develop skills for communicating effectively with traumatised people
  • Field work strategies when dealing with trauma-facing stories
  • To understand how you can use the tools of trauma journalism in your fieldwork
  • To understand trauma-informed interview techniques
  • How to give interviewees agency and control
  • Meaningful consent
  • Cultural awareness
  • Managing relationships and expectations
  • Understanding how some refugee and migrant stories could do more harm than good

We will also explore:

  • The role of the media in the coverage of migration
  • When to consider the option of not doing a story or interviewing a vulnerable person

What to bring

  • Laptop
  • Pen / paper or notebook

Teas and coffees included.


  • Ismail Einashe (Journalist and Trainer)

    Ismail Einashe

    Journalist and Trainer


    Ismail Einashe is an award-winning journalist and writer who has written for BBC News, The Guardian, The Sunday Times and The Nation, among many others. At present, he is a Senior Journalist at Lost in Europe, a cross-border journalism project, which investigates the disappearance of child migrants in Europe. He has co-edited the book, Lost in Media: Migrant Perspectives and the Public Sphere, a collection of essays on the representations of migrants and refugees in the European media. In 2021, he won the inaugural Investigative Journalism for the EU (IJ4EU) Impact Award as part of the Lost in Europe team. In 2019, he won a Migration Media Award and in 2020 he was shortlisted for the European Press Prize. He is also an Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma at Columbia University.

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In-house standard

This workshop ticket is open to everyone.

There is no online ticket for this workshop.

Standard Price £70
Concession Ticket

This is available to:

Frontline Club members, FFR members, Freelance journalists and Students

Standard Price £45


13 Norfolk Pl

Norfolk Place 13
W2 1QJ

London, England, United Kingdom

If you have any questions please contact Nina Watson

Contact Organizer

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