Media for Diversity and Migrant Integration

Daily Manifestations of Racism: What Foreigners and the Media Have to Say on Racism and Discrimination

TitleDaily Manifestations of Racism: What Foreigners and the Media Have to Say on Racism and Discrimination
Publication TypeReport
Original TitleRazzismi quotidiani: La voce degli stranieri e dei media su razzismo e discriminazione
CountryItaly
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsCOSPE
Pagination20 pages
PublisherCOSPE
Place PublishedFlorence, Italy
1) Abstract

The report presents an analysis of the cases of racism and disrimination on the grounds of ethnical, national, racial or religious belonging reported in the Italian press from 24 October to 28 November 2008.

2.1) Publication LanguageItalian
2.2) Type & Structure

Introduction (methodology and legal basis).
Part I. Analysis of the Identified Cases of Discrimination. 48 cases of violence, racial disctimination, including those directed against persons in question, verbal menaces and offensive behaviour, racist and anti-Semite language, propaganda of racial discrimination. Analysis is carried out on the basis of the nationality, age of the victims, typology of the authors of offensive materials, geographical distribution, etc.
Part II. Representation of Immigration in the Media. This part is primarily focused on discourse analysis, typology of articles on cases of violence and discrimination, terminology used.

2.3) Original Research or Not

Yes

3.2) Media

Reporting of instances of racial, etc discrimination and violence in the press to attract public opinion to the fairness in the treatment and representation of non-native Italians.

3.4) Key Theories

Mixed methodology is used:information was obtained through the interviews of the persons, victims of ethnic, racial, etc discrimination who searched support at the NAGA association in Milan, and the analysis of cases of ethnic, racial, etc. discrimination and violence reported in the Italian press from 24 October to 28 November 2008.

Keywordsdiscourse, discrimination practices, Italy, news format, representation
URLhttp://www.cestim.it/argomenti/08media/08_01_razzismi_quotidiani_cospe.pdf