Media Service Centre New Austrians

Nominated 2016

Country: Austria

Region: Vienna

Sector: Civil Society / Social Economy

Fields of action: Migration

Project owner: Verein Medien-Servicestelle Neue Österreicher/innen

Responsible person: Peter Wesely

Website: Weblink

What is it about?

Like a sort of news agency, the Media Service Centre provides journalists and other interested people with extensively researched information on everything to do with migration and integration. It acts as a mediator between primary sources and journalists. It has free-of-charge research on offer for editorial offices and cooperates with ministries and educational institutions. It arranges interviews and looks for participants for discussions. It patronises youths of migrant background and organises trainings for them. The issue at hand is the quality of Austrian media reports on migrants, the objective being to soothe public discourse by making it more factual.