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Refugees, media, and violence

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

As the number of the world’s displaced reach a historic high, it is important to reflect on the factors that influence displaced persons’ peaceful cohabitation with host populations all over the world. In our research we are trying to see whether media coverage of refugee-related issues may have some explanatory power of civil violence against refugees. The image below helps to visualize the relationship between refuge population, civil violence, and media tone.