More (about) Borders, less (about) Humans
This study examines the coverage of migration and asylum seeking in eight Greek media outlets (Efsyn, Ta Nea, I Kathimerini, Proto Thema, Eleftheros Typos, Makeleio, i-efimerida and zougla) between September and November 2021 using a quantitative content analysis.
The main findings are: Media coverage was strongly shaped by the discourse of (Greek and European) political elites and the decisions taken by them. In contrast, it was much less influenced by non-elite sources and, in particular, the voice of refugees and migrants themselves. At the same time, reporting was more concerned about border security and restrictive measures of surveillance and control than about human security and solutions based on human rights.
Table of contents
SUMMARY OF RESULTS 3
CONTEXT AND CONTEMPORARY INFORMATION 4
CURRENT SITUATION IN GREECE 5
MIGRATION TO GREECE AND PAST MEDIA REPORTING 6
MAIN FEATURES OF THE CONTEMPORARY MEDIA
LANDSCAPE IN GREECE 10
FINDINGS: CURRENT MEDIA COVERAGE OF MIGRATION
AND ASYLUM SEEKING IN GREECE 12
SUMMARY, DISCUSSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
FOR ACTION 20