Join us for a screening of "Another News Story," a documentary tracking refugees' journey from the Greek island of Lesbos across Europe at the height of media scrutiny in the summer 2015. Director Orban Wallace looks not only at the many uncertainties faced by refugees making this perilous trek, but at the storytelling surrounding them. How do journalists approach the complex, varied, and often painful experiences they are covering? Can they remain objective? And how do they construct a "news story," balancing sensationalism while portraying the lives of real people?
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion on the role of journalism in shaping public perceptions of refugees.
We are excited to welcome LSE's Professor Nick Long, Professor Myria Georgiou, an a representative from On Road Media.
Professor Nick Long
Nick Long is a Professor of Anthropology at the LSE. A specialist in the anthropology of Indonesia and the Malay World, his work examines the relationship between the experience of self, agency, and relations with others and processes of political and cultural change. He will be sharing his insights into the role of media and film in producing perceptions.
Professor Myria Georgiou
Myria Georgiou is Professor of Media and Communications in the Department of Media and Communications at LSE. Her research focuses on media and the city; urban technologies and politics of connection; and the ways in which migration and diaspora are politically, culturally and morally constituted in the context of mediation. She has also worked as a journalist for BBC World Service, Greek press, and the Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation.
Watch the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/237088920
Join us Tuesday, 5th March at 18:00 in NAB 2.06 - buy your ticket here: https://www.lsesu.com/ents/event/8118/
All proceeds to benefit Student Action for Refugees, the national student-led charity to welcome refugees.
This event is part of LSESU STAR's Refugee Week 2019, themed "Uncertain Futures." For more information on Refugee Week 2019, visit bit.ly/RefugeeWeek2019
We would like to thank the LSE Students’ Union Fund for their support in funding this event.