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14 Nov 2017

Media Coverage on Migration: Promoting a Balanced Reporting

Anna Triandafyllidou

This paper is part of the IOM Migration Research Leaders Syndicate’s contribution toward the Global Compact for Migration. It is one of 26 papers that make up a consolidated Syndicate publication, which focuses on proposing ways to address complex and pressing issues in contemporary international migration. The Migration Research Leaders Syndicate, convened as part of IOM’s efforts to extend policy and technical expertise in support of the Global Compact for Migration, comprises senior researchers from diverse geographic, disciplinary and thematic backgrounds. The Syndicate provides a channel for leading experts in migration to propose ideas to meet the ambitious goals outlined in the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants of September 2016.

In technical papers such as this one, Syndicate members were invited to identify and propose ways to resolve key conundrums currently posing challenges to international migration governance. To hone their proposals, they benefited from the input of advisors with experience in bridging policy and research, whether as senior non-migration scholars, former policy makers or prominent practitioners. The papers are short and crisp contributions that provide evidence-based, innovative ideas to improve international cooperation on fostering safe, orderly and regular migration.

Complete list of Syndicate papers:

How does migration arise? by Jørgen Carling

Ideas on Conflicting Issues of Governance:

Border Security, Migration Governance and Sovereignty by Susan Martin and Elizabeth Ferris

Southern Urbanism and the Rescaling of Migration Law and Policy by Loren B Landau

Environmental Migrants and Global Governance: Facts, Policies and Practices by Walter Kaelin and Sanjula Weerasinghe

In Each Other's Shoes: Making Migration Policies Equitable Across Borders by Binod Khadria

Overprincipled and Underperforming: Why we Need a Practice-based Global Compact on Migration by Gibril Faal

Ideas on Migrant Worker Safeguards

Protecting Migrant Workers: The Case for a Core Rights Approach by Martin Ruhs

Transnational culture of corruption in migrant labour recruitment by Ray Jureidini

Securing and insuring livelihoods: Migrant workers and protection gaps by Jenna Hennebry

Social protection for migrant workers abroad: Addressing the deficit via country-of-origin unilateral measures? by Marius Olivier

Ideas on Countering Migrant Smuggling and Human Trafficking

Supporting Communities under Migration Pressure: the Role of Opportunities, Information and Resilience to Shocks by Linguère Mbaye

How Should Migrant Smuggling be Confronted? by Jørgen Carling

Whatever Happened to the Migrant Smuggling Protocol? by Anne T. Gallagher

National Referral Mechanisms for Victims of Human Trafficking: Deficiencies and Future Development by Guofu Liu            

Ideas on Regular Migration Pathways

Humanitarian Alternative Pathways for Protection for Forced Migrants in Latin America by Liliana Lyra Jubilut

A Sectorial Approach to Labour Migration: Agriculture and Domestic Work by Anna Triandafyllidou

For their own good?: Addressing exploitation of women migrant workers by Jenna Hennebry

The Human Development Visa Scheme: Applying practical and sustainable policy levers to actively encourage migrants to undertake safe, orderly and regular migration by Marie McAuliffe

Ideas on Integration, Return and Reintegration

Migrants’ Integration in Host Societies and Return to Home Countries: The Case of the Middle East and South Asia by Mohammad Jalal Abbasi-Shavazi, Rasoul Sadeghi and Abdullah Mohammadi

Integration that values diversity: Exploring a model for current migration dynamics by Gervais Appave and Inês David

Migrant Return and Reintegration Policy: A Key Component of Migration Governance by Kathleen Newland

Ideas on Migration Narratives

Media Coverage on Migration: Promoting a Balanced reporting by Anna Triandafyllidou

Why Values, not Economics, Hold the Key to the Populist Right - and to crafting new migration narratives by Eric Kauffman

Ideas on Mobilizing Partners for Action

Private Sector Engagement in the Global Compact on Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration by André Alves dos Reis, Khalid Koser and Mariah Levin

Local and Municipal Responses to Cross-border Migration: Providing Services to Migrants Independent of Status by Harald Bauder

Resolving Migration Conundrums: Mobilising Partners to Provide Better Migration Solutions - the Asia Dialogue on Forced Migration (Track II Dialogue) by Peter Hughes and Travers McLeod