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Quiet reportage: the migrant experience

Documentary photographer, Marco Panzetti, has invested significant periods of time making images that matter. His work on migration was exhibited in Tunisia as part of the OPEN Media Hub-led International Convention of Journalism.



Overcoming a distorted narrative 

A UN General Assembly session moderated by Thomson Foundation's OPEN Media Hub team leader, Dominique Thierry, and with speakers including Francesco Rocca of the International Red Cross, addressed the role of media in the migration debate.


Migration Media Award 2018

The second OPEN Media Hub-supported Migration Media Award took place in Tunis, recognising excellence, relevance, bravery and newsworthiness of journalistic pieces dealing with migration in all its aspects in the Euro-Mediterranean region. 




Course: Reporting on migration

This OPEN Media Hub course gives journalists an understanding of the issues of migration, refugees and human trafficking and their impact on the politics, economics, security, education and cultures of affected countries and beyond.


We have acknowledged the best, and often bravest, in migration coverage from across the spectrum.

David Quin, director of development, Thomson Foundation

OPEN Media Hub

The mass movement of people has become the biggest story of our time. Since 2016 the Thomson Foundation, supported by the European Union, has been at the heart of the issues, with its biggest ever project, the OPEN Media Hub. 



The four-year OPEN Media Hub seeks to strengthen independent media and professional journalism in 17 countries bordering the European Union.



The migration crisis, post-truth politics, the war in Syria, the ongoing crisis in Libya; there has never been a more important time for accurate and balanced news.



"OPEN Media Hub has led to award-winning stories bringing about an awakening among policymakers" – Dominique Thierry, team leader, OPEN Media Hub



The OPEN Media Hub project has its own dedicated project website with news on the latest activities and workshops as well as access to a broad range of video content.




Welcome to Refugee Purgatory

As countries along the Balkan route closed their borders in early 2016, thousands of migrants and refugees became trapped in Serbia. Watch the 2018 Migration Media Award first place story in the video category (English) by Jaime Alekos for IRIN News.






Award-winning stories

The second edition of the OPEN Media Hub-supported Migration Media Award 2018 rewarded 41 journalists from 18 countries for their journalistic excellence in reporting migration in the Euro-Mediterranean region. See the first-place winners here.



High-level panel debate at UNGA 

Following on from the Migration Media Award, Thomson Foundation's OPEN Media Hub project team leader, Dominique Thierry, moderated a high-level #UNGA debate in New York on migration. 




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David Quin

David Quin

Director of Development

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For further information about the OPEN Media Hub project or Thomson Foundation's work in migration, contact David Quin, director of development, Thomson Foundation.

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