Documenting Migration: From A Lampedusa Outpost To A National Level

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Documenting Migration: From A Lampedusa Outpost To A National Level

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"MotM seeks partners in growing its migration story archive from the humanitarian perspective.

Join Migrants of the Mediterranean (MotM)) in partnership to document the migration flow in the Central Mediterranean through the framework of humanitarian storytelling. With it, MotM captures the intimacy and urgency of each migrant’s experience on the ground, and now aims to do it on a larger scale, to help inform policy and popular understanding.

It recently launched the new and ever-expanding section of its story archive in Italian (accessible here), and can now leverage this asset to connect with Italian readers more comprehensively. The goal is to raise the human aspect of migration in Italy and in the EU to a national level where gaps in understanding about the core facts of the migrant experience still remain.

MotM began small, with its founder, Pamela Kerpius, publishing single stories at a time from its outpost on Lampedusa island in autumn 2016. With the scope of the work expanded now to over sixty stories and growing, plus regular essays, and a podcast (launching 23 July 2019), the publication is positioned to become a more active component of a larger campaign aimed at humanizing migration flows and finding viable solutions around them.

To do this MotM wants to partner with established organizations, people, and political parties that have long been advocating or reporting on these issues.

Learn more about Migrants of the Mediterranean by contacting the publication directly with any inquiries about how a partnership to publish further testaments and stories can be established, or to find out how its advocacy and fieldwork can be useful in the development of your own platforms and initiatives."

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