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Friday, May 17 • 13:00 - 14:15
Making bottom-up work: From local reporting to EU decision-makers

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Local journalism reports on the realities on the ground - while often those having the decision-making power are far 'above' at the national and increasingly at the European level. How to report on local issues so that decision-makers at the national and European centres of power are alerted? How can a local media outlet reach out to a media editor addressing EU or other international officials? What's the experience of local journalists bringing such topics forward? We'll discuss how to improve methods, ideas and networks to give local reporting greater visibility and impact - including at the European level.

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Sigrid Melchior

freelance journalist
Swedish journalist based in Brussels since forever it feels like. Reports on EU and European affairs, teaches EU journalism, does investigations with the European network http://investigate-europe.eu and has a gossipy bi-weekly podcast: https://brysselbubblan.libsyn.com... Read More →

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Cat McShane

Documentary Filmmaker and Journalist
Documentary filmmaker and journalist, making work for British broadcasters including the BBC and Channel 4. Enjoy creating alliances with e.g activists, social scientists, trade unions when developing stories, which ideally have a campaign or social impact element. Recently directed... Read More →
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Ruth Owen

Policy Coordinator, FEANTSA
Ruth Owen is Policy Coordinator at FEANTSA (European Federation of National Associations Working with the Homeless), where she has worked on housing and homelessness policy for ten years.
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Lisbeth Kirk

Founder and editor-in-chief, EUobserver
Lisbeth Kirk is the founder and editor-in-chief of EUobserver, an independent online newspaper covering EU affairs. She commutes between Brussels and Copenhagen, where she is a frequent guest commentator on Danish radio. Lisbeth holds a degree in journalism from the Danish School of Media and Journalism... Read More →
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Besar Likmeta

BIRN Albania Editor, BIRN Albania
Besar has extensive experience in journalism, having worked in print, television and electronic media in both the US and Albania since 2003.Besar has been the editor for BIRN Albania since 2007, and serves as the country correspondent for Balkan Insight.Besar started his career reporting... Read More →
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Michalis Goudis

Communications Director, Housing Europe
Born in Thessaloniki, Greece.Journalism and Mass Communication studies at Aristotle University. Radio & Data Journalism training at LfM in Düsseldorf and at DJS in Munich. Currently concluding his Master's on Human Geography & Spatial Planning.Reporting, posting and broadcasting... Read More →

Friday May 17, 2019 13:00 - 14:15 BST