Working with the media: a guide for anti-racist campaigners and refugee rights activists

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Institute of Race Relations
Institute of Race Relations
Date of publication
1 February 2007
IRR briefing paper; 1
Community Development and Regeneration, Minority Groups, Minority Groups
Social welfare
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This briefing takes the form of a guide to working with the media for anti-racist and refugee rights activists. Working with the media is essential to any successful campaigning work or community activism. This guide aims to assist those in anti-racist and refugee rights campaigns to work with the media in a confident, strategic and effective way. The guidance is based on the Institute for Race Relations' experience and on advice and documents supplied by a variety of other organisations and individuals. The guide covers: writing and disseminating press releases; contacting and building relationships with the media; making comments and interview techniques; managing photos; legal issues; seeking redress; the Press Complaints Commission code of practice; and reporting asylum and refugee issues.

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