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Refugee 'crisis'? Try 'crisis in the European press'

Zaborowski, Rafal and Georgiou, Myria ORCID: 0000-0001-8771-8469 (2016) Refugee 'crisis'? Try 'crisis in the European press'. Opendemocracy: Free Thinking for the World.

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A new study finds some disturbing trends in the European press coverage of refugees and the purported consequences of their arrival. While it is now more common for “the refugee crisis” to be referred to in the media as last year’s affair, 2016 has been the deadliest year for refugees trying to reach Europe by sea. Only the recorded deaths in the Mediterranean present a chilling reality – and yet, this reality rarely makes headlines. Has journalism forgotten its mission? Has the public grown numb? When does crisis become a crisis? Our cross-European study of the press in 2015 sets the stage to engage with these questions and reveals a political and ethical predicament that touches upon the core values of Europe.

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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors © CC BY-NC 4.0
Divisions: Media and Communications
Subjects: J Political Science > JV Colonies and colonization. Emigration and immigration. International migration
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2017 07:45
Last Modified: 01 Jun 2024 03:34

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