Media for Diversity and Migrant Integration

Greek Report about Migrants and the Media

TitleGreek Report about Migrants and the Media
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsAli, S., A. Vouyioukas, and M. Liapi
Date Published02/2009
PublisherMigrant Women Support Network – Desme, Centre for Research on Women’s Issues
Place PublishedOnline Publication (last accessed 25.03.2011)
1) Abstract

The report introduces a brief overview of the crucial role that Greek mass media has played in shaping the public attitude – which has been characterized as ethnocentric, xenophobic, and racist - and promoting a common “collective knowledge” towards immigrants and their related issues. It starts with a historical introduction of contemporary immigration in Greece by focusing mainly on the themes of legalization, social integration and immigrants’ rights and how they have been ignored by media for a long time. Lastly, it refers in details to positive actions and initiatives undertaken mainly by broadcast radio stations in giving voice to immigrant communities.

2.1) Publication LanguageEnglish
2.2) Type & Structure

The main body of the report consists of two main chapters. The first one is focused mainly on the historical presentation of the contemporary immigration in Greece by highlighting the thorny issues of legalization, social integration and the limitation of immigrant’s rights. The role and stance of Greek media towards the immigrant’s issues been analysed in the second chapter. In addition, within the same chapter an overview of both migrants’ media and related European project follows. The last chapter (nr. 5) provides an exhaustive list/map of Greek and migrant’s newspapers, magazines, radio stations and television channels in Greece.

2.3) Original Research or Not


3.2) Media

Radio Stations, Television, Mass Media Publishers, Magazines, Newspapers: Diaspora, Regional, Local, National and Migrants' Media.

4.1) Relevance

Low Relevance

Keywordscontent, discourse, discrimination, Greece, language, representation
TagsMainstream Media, Migrant's Media, Integration, Public Discourse, Greece