Migrants Invisible in UK Media

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 Migrant Voice - Migrants Invisible in UK Media


A new report published June 13th, 2014 by Migrant Voice reveals huge under-representation of migrants in mainstream British media. Migrant Voice analysed 577 online news stories relating to migration over an 11 week period from January to April 2014, from sources including the BBC, ITV, SKY news, The Daily Mail, The Times, The Sun, The Evening Standard, and The Guardian. There are some fantastic examples of migrants' contributions to British life that feature in all of these media outlets, but when we step back and look at the overall data it is clear that migrants' views are systematically invisible or ignored when it comes to most stories affecting migrants. The debate on migration takes place largely within the media, yet migrants themselves are all too often subject to a 'code of silence.' Migrant Voice works to bring more migrant voices into the debate - voices all too often ignored by politicians or those with 'an axe to grind.' Following the launch of the report, Migrant Voice wrote to editors and reporters to ask them to sign up their new 'Meet a Migrant' Campaign. You can read the full report here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/229372612/Migrants-Invisible-in-UK-Media


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