This article presents a critical analysis of how two elite media publications in the United States and the United Kingdom, the New York Times and the Guardian/Observer respectively, represented the so-called European refugee crisis in their editorials. The study foregrounds a media aporia of why Europe did not abide with human rights and democratic values vis-à-vis the refugee drama and a subsequent nostalgia for a European past of democracy and transnational unity that never really existed. These media representations, although sympathetic towards migrants, are inherently Eurocentric, helping to reproduce the existing repressive global migration regime because they do not see the crisis as a continuation of its coloniality but as a rupture
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Apr 2020|
Bibliographical noteThis work was supported by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, Grant Agreement: POST-DOC/0916/0115
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Post-doctoral Research Grant ‘DIDAKTOR’
Avraamidou, Maria (Recipient), 2018
Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively