20th 2019 Mama Africa Event
“Invasion or Human Rights violation”? People in forced displacement and the role of Media. Join us in exploring the journey of immigrants, asylum seekers and refugees from Africa and Western Europe to Italy and towards Europe, where they are perceived as “invaders”, an army entering by force the so-called civilized countries. We want to explore furthermore how all media – newspapers, tv, radio, internet – have participated in shaping a new denigratory language and negative narrative about the worst displacement of people of the last centuries.
In collaboration with Sheffield Hallam University and its Dept of Human Rights and Modern Slavery, Migration Matters Festival Sheffield, Qisetna Talking Syria London and the extraordinary pictures of Francesco Malavolta, Unchr and IOM photographer, we will cross boundaries, travel through the good practices and the bad policies, meet people, hear their voices, see their faces.