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A media crisis on refugees

  • Pakhuis de Zwijger Piet Heinkade 179 Amsterdam Netherlands (map)

What are current media frames on refugees and immigrants? And how are these affecting political discussions and policies in Amsterdam?

The media often portrays newcomers either as a threat or helpless victims in need of saving. The question arises then if there is a “refugee crisis” or can we rather speak of a 'racism in media crisis'? How can we better understand media stereotypes and how are these narratives influencing policy and political discussions in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Europe? Next, how do these media narratives then impact the daily lives of newcomers in Amsterdam and in the Netherlands and other European countries? Besides looking at media narratives and political debates in Amsterdam, we will zoom in to the national and European context of media frames and narratives and the impact of these.

This event is a collaboration between Pakhuis de Zwijger, Crisis Magazine and Amsterdam City Rights. Our book Lost in Media - co-published with Valiz - will be on sale this evening.

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Earlier Event: October 2
ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture