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      January 21, 2019

      Monday   9:00 AM

      400 Flinders Street
      Melbourne, Victoria 3000

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      The EU for Journalists: Media reporting of the EU in Australia

      Swinburne University and the EU Centre at RMIT invite you to: THE EU FOR JOURNALISTS: MEDIA REPORTING OF THE EU IN AUSTRALIA Events in Europe and the European Union (EU) in the last period have been very newsworthy. The Australian media has given greater attention to events in that part of the world than it usually does. The migration crisis, the Brexit vote, ‘populist’ responses in elections and of course the Trump approach towards Europe have all provided important political opportunities for reporting on Europe. What sources have the Australian media used for reporting on these issues? How have they presented the EU? Language issues and the complexity of EU institutions and processes can be difficult to untangle, especially in a world of 24 hour news. Some Australian reporting has had a tendency to lean on British outlets rather than exploring the issues from an Australian or European perspective. However, the current negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with the EU and the prospect of working with a s ‘third country’ in the United Kingdom (UK) mean that there is a real need for Australian journalists to improve their understanding of how the EU functions, and how it is managing the various challenges that are currently in play. What does all of this mean for our region? This workshop for journalists seeks to bring the understanding of the EU alive and frame it for current debate in Australia. The workshop brings together various experts to explain how the EU works and how the challenges being faced are being reported. Mark Kenny from Fairfax Media will open the workshop, so we are delighted to invite you to join us. THEMES COVERED  • A crash course in European institutions: the who, what, where and how of the EU • Different ways of reporting the EU • Different voices from the EU and media reporting • How will Australia manage its relationships with the EU and with the UK? The program features interactive sessions with senior academics and practitioners, drawing on an interdisciplinary approach. A detailed program will be available in late 2018.  The program features interactive sessions with senior academics and practitioners, an interdisciplinary approach.  PARTNERS • Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne • European Union Centre at RMIT University, Melbourne • University of Sydney • Immigration Museum, Melbourne With support from the Jean Monnet program of the European Commission. For more information contact: Dr Sophie DiFrancesco-MayotEuropean Union Centre at RMIT Telephone: +61 3 9925 8214Email: eucentre@rmit.edu.auWebsite: rmit.edu/eucentre

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