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Can 'humanitarian humour' and satire improve the images that volunteer-tourists upload on social media?
A new research article by Kaylan C. Schwarz and Lisa Ann Richey in New Media & Society looks at how volunteer tourism is portrayed and policed in an (More)
Local News “Fixers” and Humanitarian Journalism
Guest Editorial By Lindsay Palmer When foreign correspondents began flooding into Greece to cover the influx of refugees arriving there from Turkey (More)
Is Australia's Print Media Supporting a Moral Panic About Migrants?
A research article by David Eades looks at whether Australia's newspaper coverage of the migrant crisis is contributing to a moral panic about immigration and refugees. We summarise the article's main findings below. By Carolina Are [caption id (More)
Special Issue 'Refugee Socialities and the Media' Looks At Media Practices, Community and Representations of the European Refugee Crisis
A special issue of the The International Journal of Media and Culture titled 'Refugee Socialities and the Media' looks at diverse media and communicative practices about the European refugee crisis -  and the relationships and communities they can cr (More)
We've signed the SDG Accord!
Last week President Professor Sir Paul Curran and Students’ Union President Kristina Perelygina signed the SDG Accord on behalf of City and City Students' Union. More)
Reporting Humanitarian Disasters in a Social Media Age: Q&A With Dr. Glenda Cooper
After a successful academic year which saw the publication of her book, Repor (More)
Preventing hate speech & the challenges of reporting in the Middle East - Interview with media researcher Dr Zahera Harb
With three studies published in the past couple of months, plus a range of conferences and speaking commitments, Dr. Zahera Harb has had a busy Spring term. We wanted to catch up with the Senior Lecturer in the Department of Journalism at City, Unive (More)
How Nigerian NGOs Utilize Social Media Platforms
Social media is a crucial tool for NGOs trying to connect with potential donors, aid recipients, and the general public. Because social media is interactive, it has the potential to build relationships and support the transfer of social capital. Rese (More)
Giving and humanitarianism within Islam
We summarise Engy Abdelkader's article on humanitarian Islam, which examines the role of giving within Muslim religion and traditions - and (More)
"Volunteer Humanitarianism": How Volunteers Helped Calais Asylum seekers fight the Lack of Institutional Support
Untrained volunteers often get a bad reputation in the humanitarian system. But in the wake of emergencies, local and international citizens can step in to provide essential services and advocacy where formal organisations fail. Researcher Elisa Sand (More)
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