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The sound of silence: European news coverage of refugees in Greece and what is left unreported

Allaina Kilby Orcid Logo, Nanna Vedel-Hertz

Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics, Volume: 19, Issue: 2, Pages: 40 - 51

Swansea University Author: Allaina Kilby Orcid Logo

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When covering migration and its challenges, the news media often turn to politicians as accredited sources and rarely represent refugee voices. These sourcing habits create strategic areas of silence meaning that the public is not presented with a satisfactory nor accurate coverage of refugees. This...

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Published in: Ethical Space: The International Journal of Communication Ethics
ISSN: 1742-0105
Published: UK Abramis Academic 2022
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa61528
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Abstract: When covering migration and its challenges, the news media often turn to politicians as accredited sources and rarely represent refugee voices. These sourcing habits create strategic areas of silence meaning that the public is not presented with a satisfactory nor accurate coverage of refugees. This research explored what could be situated in these strategic areas of silence. It analysed 395 articles from France, UK and Germany to establish the overall patterns of reporting, these findings draw parallels with existing research examining the representation of refugees. It is, therefore, the nine qualitative interviews conducted with volunteers and refugees on the Greek island Lesbos that offer a powerful alternative perspective to academic and news representations of refugees. The research highlights a need for journalists to utilise a broader range of sources, and to challenge the current discourse in their reporting of refugees in Greece.
Item Description: http://www.abramis.co.uk/ethical-space/
Keywords: Primary Definers, refugee crisis, watchdog, Greece, representation
College: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Funders: The project was not funded
Issue: 2
Start Page: 40
End Page: 51