Project

Refugee for sale. A multi-methodological research project on international refugee organizations' public communication strategies on the Syrian and Central African refugee crises (2011-2018).

Duration
01 October 2017 → Ongoing
Funding
Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Stylistics and textual analysis
    • Cinematography
    • Fiction film
  • Social sciences
    • Communication management
    • Intercultural communication
    • International and development communication
    • Visual communication
    • Journalism studies
    • Cultural media
    • Media audience research
    • Media discourse reception
    • Media research methodology
Keywords
Strategic non-profit communication Refugee organizations Agenda setting Mediated humanitarianism Distant suffering
 
Project description

This multi-methodological project investigates the complex dimensions of international refugee organizations’ public communication strategies towards the recent Syrian and Central African crises, thereby focusing on (1) the production process by means of interviews with these organizations, (2) the discursive practices of representing refugees, and (3) the reception of the public communication efforts by citizens, refugees and relevant journalists.