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Migration Coverage in Europe, Russia and the United States : A comparative Analysis of Coverage in 17 countries (2015-2018)

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Dimitris SkleparisORCiD



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Six years after the so-called ‘refugee crisis’ in 2015, the European Union remains divided on questions of migration and asylum policy. The issue also remains high on the agendas of the USA and Russia, two other key destination countries with immigration from Latin America and the Post-Soviet space. This article presents results from a comparative study of news coverage in 17 countries, focusing on 10 EU member states in Western and Central Eastern Europe (CEE), the USA and Russia. The intensity of coverage was remarkably different, with Hungary’s and Germany’s media standing out while Russian media displayed relatively low levels of coverage. Individual migrants and refugees were most visible in the two outlets from the USA. Media in CEE countries tended towards a more critical approach than media in Western Europe. However, differences between most countries’ pairs of analyzed media outlets indicate a more pluralistic debate than frequently assumed.

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Author(s): Kreutler M, Fengler S, Asadi N, Bodrunova S, Budivska H, Diop L, Ertz G, Gigola D, Katus E, Kovacs D, Kus M, Lab F, Litvinenko A, Mack J, Maier S, Pinto Martinho A, Matei A, Miller KC, Oppermann L, Perez Vara E, Polyak G, Ravisankar R, Rodriguez Perez C, Semova DJ, Skleparis D, Splendore S, Stefanikova S, Szynol A, Telo D, Zguri R

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Central European Journal of Communication

Year: 2022

Volume: 15

Issue: 2

Online publication date: 22/09/2022

Acceptance date: 12/04/2022

Date deposited: 26/09/2022

ISSN (electronic): 1899-5101

Publisher: Polish Communication Assocation


DOI: 10.51480/1899-5101.15.2(31).2


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