Bad News for Refugees by Greg Philo

By Greg Philo

Undesirable information for Refugees analyses the political, monetary and environmental contexts of migration and appears in particular at how refugees and asylum seekers were stigmatised in political rhetoric and in media insurance. via forensic learn it indicates how hysterical and misguided media debts act to legitimise political motion which could have bad effects either at the lives of refugees and likewise on confirmed migrant groups. in accordance with new study by way of the well known Glasgow Media crew, undesirable information for Refugees is vital interpreting for these fascinated about the unwanted effects of media on public figuring out and for the security of susceptible teams and groups in our society.

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Bad News for Refugees

Undesirable information for Refugees analyses the political, financial and environmental contexts of migration and appears in particular at how refugees and asylum seekers were stigmatised in political rhetoric and in media insurance. via forensic learn it exhibits how hysterical and erroneous media debts act to legitimise political motion that can have bad effects either at the lives of refugees and likewise on tested migrant groups.

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Methods For the study of media content which follows, we employed both qualitative and quantitative methods. Our approach is based on the assumption that in any controversial area there will be a range of contested perspectives. indd 29 6/17/2013 2:25:05 PM bad news for r ef u gees positions, and can be seen as ideological if they relate to the legitimation of ways of understanding which are linked to social interests. Our method begins by setting out the range of available arguments in public discourse on a specific subject.

Regarding the Migration Watch statistic, Donna Covey, chief executive of the Refugee Council, points out that fewer than a third of asylum applicants receive any help (Today, 2009). indd 36 6/17/2013 2:25:05 PM m ethods , explanations , persp ectives people at the camp might genuinely be fleeing the war in Afghanistan. 1 million refugees from Afghanistan. Those trying to reach the United Kingdom from Sangatte were seen as ‘illegal immigrants’ fleeing an international conflict the United Kingdom was pursuing.

Legal changes followed these events and the accompanying media coverage. As mentioned above, Blunkett underscored a concern that terrorists should not be able to seek the protections of the Geneva Convention or gain asylum (Blunkett, 2003). Pressure also came from the United States. After the 7 and 21 July terrorist incidents in London in 2005, US diplomats accused the United Kingdom in a memo of allowing ‘Londonistan’ to develop by allowing terrorists to claim asylum (Hope and Blake, 2011). Beyond terrorism, fears of increased criminality were also contributing to a wider sense of concern in relation to asylum numbers.

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