Blanca Tapia

Programme Manager
EU Agency for Fundamental Rights

Since July 2016, Blanca Tapia is the Programme Manager at the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) one of the EU’s decentralised agencies set up to provide expert advice to the institutions of the EU and the Member States on the fundamental rights of people living in the EU. Previously Blanca Tapia worked as FRA Spokesperson/Media Man¬ager, directly working with journalists on issues such as hate crime, racism, xenophobia, migration, gender equality, access to justice, LGBTI rights, and information society and privacy. She was as well Spokesperson for Combating Human Trafficking in the OSCE, and press officer at the Spanish Ministry of Defence. She started her career as broadcast journalist in the USA and then in Spain.


On your to-do-list: rethink the way you are covering migrations

Greek National Opera (ground floor)

Migration coverage has always been a hot topic, often accompanied by accusations of bias. But it is very difficult to be fair and balanced when lives are at risk and data are incomplete. Today, the topic of migrations is often used as a political weapon and it has become more difficult for media professionals to […]

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Learning from newsrooms dilemmas: covering migration stories via e-learning

The Lighthouse (8th floor)

EUROPEAN UNION AGENCY FR: Made by journalists for journalists: the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights’ e-Media Toolkit on migration is an e-learning tool based on news from the BBC, The Guardian, Le Monde, AFP, Financial Times, France TV and RFI. The workshop will show participants how to interact with the different news stories to jointly […]