Last month the Lutheran World Federation posted an article about how refugees are portrayed in media.
They found that refugees are shown as a faceless mass or as political and social issues, not as people who with a voice.
- “Since the global refugee crisis arrived in Europe in late 2015, refugees have been a constant topic in European media. However, refugees, are hardly present in the reporting.
- “Much of what we see fits into a certain narrative: refugees are beneficiaries, they are the ”others”, they need to be grateful,” Cornelia Kästner, Senior Communications Officer at the LWF said.
- “Media shows us how people who have been forced to flee have been dehumanized,” she said. “With the campaign we see how we can try to give them back their voice.”