The large-scale movements of refugees and economic migrants from conflict zones to more stable societies have resulted in challenges, both for new entrants and their hosts. This fascinating volume brings together a collection of media analyses focused on immigration issues to examine how migration has been represented to the public.

Case studies exploring media coverage of migrants and refugees in Europe enable the reader to better understand the complexity of the process through a range of unique and unexplored dimensions of immigration analysis, including strategic framing theory, game structure analysis, migration maps and routes, television narratives, rumour-based communication, and state-bred campaigns.

The insights into the perspective of migrants, the general public and policy makers provide innovative methodological and theoretical analysis on population movements which will be of interest to scholars, students, and policy makers working in the fields of migration studies, international relations, peace and security studies, and social and public policy.

chapter |12 pages


chapter 2|17 pages

What if I were a refugee?

How game structures in interactive media frame refugee stories

chapter 3|22 pages

The refugee crisis in Europe

A frame analysis of European newspapers

chapter 4|40 pages

The Balkans route

Media and refugee crisis in Europe

chapter 7|22 pages

The humanitarian duty to communicate

An analysis of rumour

chapter |5 pages