In West and Central Africa, migration is too often characterized by misguided and narrative biases. Local, national and international media play an important role in the development and/or relay of these narratives, either through the use of inaccurate terms or through the production of superficial content.
Launched in 2020, the Reporting Migration initiative encourages investigative journalism on migration in order to nuance negative discourses and narratives about the phenomenon in the region. The initiative is also aimed at
Free, independent journalism that meets high standards of quality helps raise awareness of the risks of irregular migration and restores dignity to the thousands of migrants who are prejudiced against them.
The initiative invites journalists and reporters from the region to submit proposals for migration-related topics that they would like to cover. The most interesting topics are selected and journalists receive a grant covering their travel and/or travel expenses to conduct the surveys.
The initiative covers Burkina Faso, Chad, Gambia, Senegal, Nigeria, Ghana, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Côte d’Ivoire and Cameroon..