What narratives can be found on media and social media when talking about migration? After analysing traditional and social media coverage of different migration-related events, three experts from the BRIDGES Consortium reflect on the main migration narratives that can be found in the context of their country. The results are collected in the BRIDGES Working Paper on migration narratives in traditional and social media, which conducts a comparative analysis of narratives found in six different countries. For each of the countries, a specific report was produced: France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Spain and the UK.
In the first video, Virginie Guiraudon, Research Director of the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) at the Sciences Po Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE), reflects on how the French media portray migrants and what are the main narratives on migration in this country based on their research in France. In the second video, Andrea Pogliano, Research Affiliate at the Forum Internazionale ed Europeo di Ricerche sull’Immigrazione (FIERI), explains the main narratives developed in Italy around different migration-related events. In the final video, Endre Sik, Research Professor at the Institute of Sociology – Centre for Social Sciences (TK) of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences Centre of Excellence (MTA), reflects on how the Hungarian media portray migrants and the impact of the media landscape in Hungary on the creation and dissemination of certain narratives.