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Donnerstag, 13. Dezember 2018, 19:00 Uhr



Giovanna Dell’Orto is Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota’s Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication. A former journalist with The Associated Press (AP), she is the author of several books on journalism and international affairs. Refugee News, Refugee Politics (Routledge, 2018) is her most recent book which she published in cooperation with her Austrian collegue Irmgard Wetzstein, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna

Martin Staudinger, Journalist, Editor for Foreign Affairs at the Austrian Weekly Profil

Moderation: Tessa Szyszkowitz, Journalist and Author

The unprecedented arrival of more than a million refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants – plus the political, public, and policy reactions to it – is redefining Europe. The repercussions will last for generations on such central issues as security, national identity, human rights, and the very structure of liberal democracies. What is the role of the news media in telling the story of the 2010s refugee crisis at a time of deepening crisis for journalism, as “fake news” ran rampant amid an increasingly distrustful public?

The book Refugee News, Refugee Politics offers students, scholars, and the general reader original research and candid frontline insights to understand the intersecting influences of journalistic practices, news discourses, public opinion, and policymaking on one of the most polarizing issues of our time. Focusing on current events in Greece, Austria, and Germany – critical entry and destination countries – it introduces a groundbreaking dialogue between elite national and international media, academic institutions, and civil society organizations, revealing the complex impacts of the news media on the thorny sociopolitical dilemmas raised by the integration of hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers in EU countries.



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