Autor: esterminga

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Humanist journalism (or its lacking…) in the coverage of a crime with a child victim

A popular statement in journalism says that “a dog biting a man is not news, but a man biting a dog is definitely news”. Irony aside, we can acknowledge some truth in this statement. Disturbances of any nature in our daily lives inevitably capture our attention. They can be as trivial as a car crashing reflecting on the traffic or a storm that cut down some trees and closed streets....

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We need to hear the migrants’ voices

Although there are a relatively considerable number of news pieces on migration, we barely see migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers quoted in the news. Without truly hearing them, we can’t acknowledge their perspective. Ester Minga At the beginning of May, I watched the play Une Histoire Bizarre, directed by Sebastião Martins and produced by Associação Juvenil Ponte (with the support of the High Commission for Migration; Lisbon Municipal Chamber; and...

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Diversity in News Coverage of the War in Ukraine

In the conflict that unfolds on European soil and whose victims are predominantly white people, attention to the value of diversity in journalism is revealed both in what is reported and in what is not usually covered Ester Minga The war in Ukraine has, unsurprisingly, received intense news coverage. Even before the invasion by Russia, the tensions on the border between the two countries and their international repercussion already occupied...

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