During a series of workshops organised by Symbiosis in Athens and Thessaloniki, with the support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in Greece, we embarked on a Mobile Phone Journalism journey. On this MOJO journey we – refugees and locals - learnt the essentials of storytelling and how to craft and deliver relevant and memorable stories that communicate a message and make an impact. On this journey we learnt how reporting should be accurate, independent and respectful and how it can be used to facilitate responsible reporting on forced displacement issues, with a focus on social inclusion.
The Media Lab core trainer, Eleni Panayiotou, together with guest speakers: Ljubisa Vrencev, Country Director, ASB Greece, Katerina Oikonomakou, journalist from InsideStory, in Athens, Alexia Kalaitzi, journalist with ERT3, and Vassilis Kommatas, Associated Press Video Reporter worked with the participants on video making and discussed investigative journalism. UNHCR members, including Maria Clara Martin, UNHCR Representative in Greece, joined the Media Lab workshops, and encouraged participants to raise their voices for social inclusion.