The Internet, social media, mobile phones, and other technologies have greatly expanded our ability to share information and communicate across borders. Yet in this increasingly connected world, the stories of forced migrants are still missing and their voices remain unheard.
The Media for Social Change Programme strives to amplify the voices of forced migrants by including them in conversations and debates on issues affecting their lives, and by empowering them to become effective advocates for their own rights and wellbeing.
The Media for Social Change Programme engages in the following activities:
- Producing videos/documentaries pertinent to forced migrants’ issues
- Building the capacity of forced migrants to use information and media technologies
- Hosting community screenings of films and documentaries
- Developing media campaigns and publishing articles written by RLP staff
- Performing outreach and advocacy via the RLP website and social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube)
We also create communication strategies for all of RLP’s programmes so that the organization is able to reach a wider audience. In doing so, we contribute to the global discourse on how media can be used to influence social and policy change.