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Agnieszka Weinar: Role of media in the portrayal of the refugee crisis (Video)

Dr. Agnieszka Weinar is a Marie Curie fellow at the Migration Policy Centre, European University Institute, Florence, and a Visiting Researcher at Carleton University in Ottawa. Her current research interests address external aspects of EU migration policy and include questions of Europeanization in the EU neighbourhood, global human capital flows, labour migration to the EU, emigration from the EU, return migration, as well as migration and development agenda. She visited the University of Alberta on November 18, 2015, where she gave a public lecture on change and continuity in the European migration policy post-2012...

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Jelena Macura: Sharing is not caring

The media is dangerous. It has this innate power to persuade and perpetuate certain mentalities. It thrives off of one sensational word, or line, and it strings together elaborate prose that attracts the attention of readers around the globe. This proves to be an issue when looking at the coverage of the current European Union migrant crisis. There is this profound ignorance abundant that fails to recognize the heterogeneous composition of this mass influx of migrants. Yes, there are refugees...

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