An LSE Department of Media and Communications Symposium
One million migrants crossed the borders of Europe in 2015, in, what came to be known as the “refugee crisis”. This Symposium focuses on the mediation of this “crisis” at a trans-European and local level, in order to address the questions:
How is “the refugee crisis” communicated in European media?
How do refugees appear in “our” media?
How do border agents use media in their reception of refugees?
Drawing on findings from the “Migration and Media” research project, funded by the Dept. of Media and Communications at LSE, the Symposium is organized as a series of conversations between LSE scholars and leading migration and media researchers and practitioners.
The aim of Symposium is to reflect on the urgent ethico-political challenges of “the crisis”, as these emerge at the intersection of human mobility, security, care and media. But its aim is also to enable us to engage with important moments in the mediation of “the crisis”. These moments are addressed through academic work but also through creative and journalistic work.
Registration reqired (SOLD OUT)
09:00- 09:30 Registration, tea and coffee
09:30- 11:00 Welcome, Prof. Nick Couldry, Head of Media and Communications Dept, LSE
Keynote speech Dr Vicki Squire, University of Warwick
11:00-11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:45
Panel One: Making or covering “a crisis”? Europe’s media representations
Lilie Chouliaraki, Myria Georgiou and Rafal Zaborowski, LSE
Kai Hafez, University of Erfurt
12:45 – 13:45 Lunch – with poster presentations from the Migration and Media team
Panel Two: Refugee visibilities and invisibilities
Lilie Chouliaraki, LSE
Myria Georgiou, LSE
Frank Johansson, Director of Amnesty International, Finland
15:30-15:45 Coffee break
Panel Three: Communication architectures of borders and routes
Lilie Chouliaraki and Myria Georgiou, LSE
Marie Gillespie, Open University
18.00-20.00 Fuoccoamare/Fire at Sea
Sheikh Zayed Lecture Theatre, NAB
Introduction and Chair: Pierluigi Musaro, University of Bologna
Film introduced by the Director via videolink