By Carolyn Scott
Why you hate refugees is the first in an agitational series of podcasts from broadcaster Carolyn Scott that seeks to take a deeper look at how media and culture can shape public opinion and perceptions.
In this first programme Carolyn looks at the impact that media reporting had in fuelling xenophobia during and after the 2015 “migrant crisis” with help from experts and researchers from the London School of Economics, the Ethical Journalism Network and the Norwegian Refugee Council.
By Abbey Fleming
This series discusses how big issues are presented in the internet age and how social media acts as a tool for them to be highlighted from a different perspective.
In this episode, everyday Facebook users share their views on the Facebook page Humans of New York’s posts regarding the refugee crisis and discuss how the page’s posts have helped their understanding of what’s going on.