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Volume 6, No. 1
Spring / Summer 2016

Special issue: Refugees, Migration and the Media

Peer Reviewed Articles

Dorothee Arlt & Jens Wolling
The Refugees: Threatening or Beneficial?
Exploring the Effects of Positive and Negative Attitudes and Communication on Hostile Media Perceptions
(article in English)
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Vivien Benert & Anne Beier
Influx of Migrants versus People in Need –
A Combined Analysis of Framing and Connotation in the Lampedusa News Coverage
(article in English)
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Jahnnabi Das & Aktheruz Zaman
Borders in the South: Migration News in South Asia and the Pacific
(article in English)
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Invited Article

Anke Fiedler
Information to go: Kommunikation im Prozess der Migration am Beispiel syrischer und irakischer Flüchtlinge auf ihrem Weg nach Deutschland
(article in German)
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Kai Hafez
Compassion Fatigue der Medien? Warum der deutsche „Flüchtlingssommer“ so rasch wieder verging
(article in German)
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Magdalena Ratajczak & Katarzyna Jędrzejczyk-Kuliniak
Muslims and Refugees in the Media in Poland
(article in English)
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From the Field

Christine Horz
“Teach Syrians how to live here, to communicate, how to exchange information and knowledge”. Interview with Monis Bukhari, Founder and Director of Syrisches Haus
(article in English)
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Carola Richter, Marlene Kunst & Martin Emmer
Flucht 2.0: Erfahrungen zur Befragung von Flüchtlingen zu ihrer mobilen Mediennutzung
(article in German)
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Susanne Fengler, Anna Carina Zappe, Markus Behmer & Veye Tatah
Journalism in a Global Context – Perspektiven für Afrika und Herausforderungen für Europa
(article in German)
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Graduate Section

Lina-Marie Wintzer
Die visuelle Darstellung von Migranten – Wandel und Kontinuitäten im deutschen Mediendiskurs
(article in German)
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Book Reviews

Christina Sanko
Roland Leikauf (2016): „Welcome to My Bunker“ – Vietnamkriegserfahrung im Internet
(review in German)
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Carolina Saucedo-Anez
Weaver, Simon (2011): The Rhetoric of Racist Humour
(review in German)
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Christine Horz
Donders, Karin; Pauwels, Caroline; Loisen, Jan (eds.) (2014): The Palgrave Handbook of European Media Policy
(review in German)
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Mundo Yang
Hetzer, Andreas (2015): Medien als Akteure in der politischen Transition. Bolivien im Autonomiekonflikt
(review in German)
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Special Issue Autumn/Winter 2016: Entangled History from a Media Perspective: International and Transcultural Communication History

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