InPerspective helps people to change their perspective on current international issues. So far we have covered three topics: migration, changing cities and sexism. By providing insights into other societal, cultural and political environments, diverse views and arguments of journalists from around the world, InPerspective is actively supporting an international debate about these topics, fighting stereotypes and prejudices, and thereby fostering mutual understanding.
National media is lacking contributions of journalists from other countries. That is how one-sided views on international issues emerge. The result is that readers are missing out on balanced reporting, i.e. different views, arguments and insights from other cultural and political backgrounds.
A successful outcome of our project would be to cover a wide range of perspectives on international issues of journalists from around the world.
If selected, our goal for the next year is to build a broad network of regional coordinators as part of our editorial team. For now our priority is to establish a European network. These coordinators are responsible for contributions and journalists from the respective regions and manage the editorial process.
We will strengthen our efforts to connect with other journalism networks. Following an off- and online search for coordinators form different parts of Europe, who are based in Berlin or at least Germany, we will schedule up to three meetings with potential candidates as well as one introduction weekend for the final candidates.
InPerspective targets European (but also non-European) readers, aged 20 to 50, mostly academics, who want to read articles from other countries. They want to inform themselves about global challenges beyond the borders of their own social contexts.
We enable our readers to slip into the shoes of people from other countries and cultural backgrounds. Through our translations we help to access a topic that concerns all European citizens – for example migration – from many different viewpoints.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
- Editorial staff: 29 000 EUR - Aquisition of regional coordinators: 7000 EUR - Public relations: 1000 EUR - Travel and accommodation, Office ect.: 3000 EUR