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Lost in Media. Book launch Amsterdam

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European Cultural Foundation and Valiz Publishers invite you to the book launch of “Lost in Media. Migrant Perspectives and the Public Sphere”

The book gathers critical responses to the representations of migrants in the media in Europe through nine essays by prominent writers, artists and journalists. The starting point is the assertion that migrants have entered European countries, but they haven’t entered the public sphere. When they do, it is as characters in other people’s stories as something other. They are spoken about, but rarely asked. Pointed at, but rarely heard. Decided for, but rarely involved. We hardly ever hear from young migrants as legitimate voices. If migrants and refugees are to become fully recognised citizens of Europe, we believe they need to be participants in—rather than subjects of—the public debate.

With ao.:
Moha Gerehou is a journalist at and an activist at Federación SOS Racismo in Spain. He works in a number of areas related to anti-racism, with a special focus on the media. His works, through articles and videos, are published in various magazines and online. He also has developed ‘If I were a black character in a movie’, a show about the representation of black people in films, TV series, advertisements and photography.

Daniel Trilling is a journalist and editor of New Humanist Magazine. He writes about migration, borders, and nationalism for several publications, including the Guardian, London Review of Books and The New York Times. Recent books include: Lights in the Distance: Exile and Refuge at the Borders of Europe (2018) and Bloody Nasty People: The Rise of Britain’s Far Right (2012).

Crystal Genesis, journalist and curator, moderates the event. She runs the independent award-winning arts and culture podcast Stance Podcast. She leads on creating courses, workshops and performance programmes for young people at Southbank Centre, London. Previously, Chrystal worked at the BBC.

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