Abir Kopty مدوّنة عبير قبطي

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Media coverage- welcome refugees. Let’s talk power structure.

We can’t ignore the rising interest by the media to report about the so called “migrant crisis”. There are mushrooming reports about their plight, particularly the Syrian refugees, and lots of reporting about the warm welcome by Europeans. This was not the case two weeks ago. Some people believe that two events marked the shift: the suffocation of 71 refugees in a truck in Austria, and the photos of the little child found dead on a Turkish beach.

Migrants pass through the border from Greece into Macedonia. Photo by AFP

Migrants pass through the border from Greece into Macedonia. Photo by AFP

Mainstream Media’s reports about refugees are flooding our screens, welcoming refugees’ initiatives intensifying, they spread all over Europe and voilà, Political decisions are announced to ease the reception of refugees in Europe.

If we want to think politics, these are not coincidences. There must be a political interest/agenda that we do not hear about in the media.  Continue reading