As the number of displaced persons and refugees continues to multiply, it is important to provide more news coverage of forced migration. But it is just as urgent that public service media take steps to reach these populations with news, information and educational programming. VOA is among the organizations providing targeted media content to some key refugee populations.

  • What can NGOs and journalists who cover conflicts and crises tell us about the lives of refugees and displaced persons who are on the move and separated from their communities?
  • Is it possible to reach more displaced persons with information than we are now?
  • Is it a matter of innovation, more resources or both?

As VOA celebrates its 80th anniversary, please join Acting VOA Director Yolanda López and a distinguished panel for a virtual discussion of this topic.

Reaching and Engaging Refugee and Displaced Communities

11:00 a.m. EDT, Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Introduction: Yolanda López, Acting VOA Director

Moderator: Gary Butterworth, VOA Refugee Program Manager

  • Kasim Abdurehim, VOA International Journalist
  • Nina Papadopoulos, Vice President of Education, International Social Impact, Sesame Workshop
  • Paul Dillon, Director, International Organization for Migration, Media and Communications Division
  • Biliny Manyang, Kakuma News Reflector
Voice of America: Reaching and Engaging Refugee and Displaced Communities
10/25/22 11:00am - 10/25/22 12:00pm

This event will be streamed live via the links below at 11 am EDT.
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