European Institute for Asian Studies
Migration Flows in Asia and Europe: The Role of the Media
  • Start12:00 PM - May 11 2016
  • End02:15 PM - May 11 2016
  • Asia Platform, Rue de la Loi 26, 10th floor, 1000 Brussels
  • +32 2230 81 22
  • alberto.turkstra@eias.org

Programme

12:00-12:45 Registration and Networking Lunch
12:45-12:55 Introduction by the Chair
Prof. John Street, School of Social, Political and International Studies, University of East Anglia
12:55-13:00 Presentation of EIAS activities on Migration
Mr Varun Aggarwal, Researcher, European Institute for Asian Studies
13:00-13:40 Panel Discussion
Mr Ralph Genetzke, Head of Mission, International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD)
Mr Jacopo Barigazzi, Reporter, POLITICO
Mr Gie Goris, Editor in Chief, MO Magazine
Ms Elisabeth Schmidt-Hieber, Communications Officer, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants
13:40-14:15 Q&A

Migration Flows in Asia and Europe: The Role of the Media

Europe today faces an unprecedented influx of migrants and refugees, testing the resilience of the European Union and calling on countries to provide new answers and policies. In particular, the role of the media in covering the migration flows and refugee crisis has come under scrutiny, struggling to provide balanced coverage with political leaders responding with a mix of bigotry and panic.

But the media plays an important role in shaping public perceptions and societal attitudes, key for the successful integration of migrations in their host societies. Media discourses also feed into policy deliberations and the ways in which migration policies are communicated. Therefore, it is crucial to understand how the media portrays migration flows, a topic all too often dominated by sensationalist headlines.

With this in mind, the European Institute for Asian Studies, in cooperation with the University of East Anglia, organize an enlightening and thought-provoking debate on the subject. The event will offer an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders and participants from humanitarian groups, media organizations and academia to put forward their views on the relations between media and migration, in the context of the evolving refugee crisis and migration flows in Asia, and the role of the media in sensitively and authoritatively covering its complex impacts across societies.


The event will offer an opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders and participants from humanitarian groups, media organizations and academia to put forward their views on the relations between media and migration, in the context of the evolving refugee crisis and migration flows in Asia.



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