Reporting on migrants and refugees in Europe and Asia
Virtual discussion on 3 Dec at 4PM IST (11:30 CET)
Tune in for a live conversation with journalists on how migration and refugees are represented in India, Thailand and Bangladesh, in contrast with European media trends.
As the prolonged lockdown which accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic brought the wheel of life to a standstill throughout the country, migrant workers encountered severe — even unspeakable — hardships. But beyond the pandemic, several other incidents complicate the conditions of these vulnerable groups.
The recent climate disasters in West Bengal, the mass protests against the new agriculture bill, the recent elections in different regional assemblies in India repeatedly bring back the identity question of the migrant and displaced persons. The current regime change in Afghanistan or Myanmar cause an exodus of thousands of pro-democracy activists and the role of neighbouring countries give the refugee question a new dimension.
The conference Media and the Politics of Migration addresses these issues, and looks into media representation in Asia and Europe as well. The event is organized by the Mahanirban Calcutta Research Group in collaboration with the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM) on 3-4 December 2021.
The virtual discussion on Politics of Reporting Migrants and Refugees in Europe starts at 4 PM India Srtandard Time (11:30 Central European Time) on 3 December and is open to the general public via Zoom.
(Meeting ID: 858 1931 7914 Passcode: 547391)
Moderator: Subir Bhowmik, Senior Journalist & CRG
Bertil Lintner, Author and Journalist, Thailand
Muktadir Rashid, New Age, Bangladesh
Reka Kinga Papp, Eurozine, Austria
Published 30 November 2021
Original in English