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Human Rights Integral Human Development journalism Media Coverage Migrants

Media attention to the earthquake in Turkey and Syria – a reflection on news media coverage of humanitarian crises

The earthquake of the latest 6th of February was the “greatest tragedy since 1939” in Turkey and led Syria to a situation “worse than the war” that the country has endured for more than a decade, according to a piece’s title of Diário de Notícias newspaper[1]. Nevertheless, in a search on its website for the […]

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journalism

For a journalism orientated towards the public service that it must be

The end of a year and the beginning of a new one usually represent a good opportunity to think of what has happened, evaluate it, and make predictions/plans about the future. The field of journalism studies does not differ from this tradition and two of its most renowned research centres publish documents on predictions and […]

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journalism Media Migrants Migration governance Migratory Justice Non classé

The new migratory flux from East Timor to Portugal: a police news?

Last September, I started to notice the first news about the rapid increase in the number of arrivals from East Timor, followed by the identification of some immigrants living and working in poor conditions in agricultural zones of Alentejo (south of Portugal)[1]. I’m not sure if the arrival of three thousand East Timorese people between […]

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Climate change journalism Media Sustainable development

The challenges of news representations of climate change

Although there are still denialists around the world among politicians, common people and even ‘scientists’ who minimize the effects of climate change, nobody less than the United Nations (UN) states it as the defining issue of our era[1]. With a clear impact on the habitability conditions of our planet, dealing with climate change is not […]

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Discrimination diversity Integral Human Development journalism Media Migrants

On Terminology

The inherently political nature of migration – immersed in the paradox of being a publicly engaging topic but also highly contested, internationally important although context specific – makes it controversial to attribute meaning. As Moore observes, migration is a “(…) contested and continually reinvented concept conditioned by multiple specific, local and transnational heterogeneous contexts”[1]. As a […]

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diversity journalism Media Migrants

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 […]

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diversity Integral Human Development journalism

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, […]

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