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Urban Journalism AcademyTraining Session For many journalists, it is a challenge to report about urban development as it is a complex and relatively new issue for the media, similar to environmental issues that were largely unknown by journalists 20 years ago. However, the configuration of the world is becoming increasingly urban.

Today, international and national media faces the need to professionally cover specific developments in and around cities such as transport issues, urban planning, social inclusion or segregation in cities, the rise of cities in developing countries, and many more.

This session is an introduction to how the media can contribute to the global debate about urban development. Emphasis is put on a hands-on approach such as the use of info-graphics, data analysis and audience-friendly presentations. The session will highlight how many of today’s challenges are 'urban' and will expand the urban knowledge and information available to journalists.

VenueEuropean Development Days 2015;  Tour & Taxis; Press Conference Room; Avenue du Port - Haveniaan 86c; B-1000 Brussels

Who Should AttendJournalists and Communication professionals interested in urban issues. International and local journalists covering the European Development Days.


09:00 Welcome remarks            Dr. Joan Clos, Executive Director, UN-Habitat

09:10 Facts and Figures on urbanization            Tobias Kettner, Communications Officer, UN-Habitat

09:25 Towards a New Urban Agenda. The process towards the Third United Nations Conference           on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador, Oct 2016           Tobias Kettner, Communications Officer, UN-Habitat

09:40 Reporting on urban issues. The key role of Media towards a New Urban Agenda             Simone d’Antonio. Cittalia, Fondazione Anci Ricerche

10:10 Closing Remarks

More InformationFind out more on the European Development Days here

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