From November 13 – 19, the journalists will be hosted by Westminster University , Ealing Racial Equality Council, the Commission for Racial Equality, the BBC, the National Union of Journalists, the Media Diversity Institute and other institutions.
They will hear a number of presentations on the media in the UK, the ethnic make-up of Britain, Media and Islam post 7/7, reporting minorities and crime. There will be a focus on relations between media and ethnic minority groups and professional standards in reporting on such sensitive topic.
Most of the visiting journalists are BIRN Serbia contributors and members of the organisation’s minority reporting network, who’ve received training under the Minority Training and Reporting Project.
The British Association for Central and Eastern Europe is an independent organisation, financed by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, which organises seminars and study visits for media, parliamentarians, NGOs aimed at promoting civil society and democracy.
BIRN Serbia is giving administrative support to the organisers of the study tour.