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HCRI Landmark Lecture with Professor Lilie Chouliaraki (LSE): Mediating the Refugee Crisis Author: Adil Mohammed Added on Mon Jul 16 09:56:00 BST 2018 Duration: 1:28:39 On Monday 03 October 2016, the Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) held their annual Landmark Lecture, which provides a platform for discussion on topics relating to humanitarianism and disaster management. This year's Landmark Lecture was delivered by Professor Lilie Chouliaraki, a Professor of Media and Communication at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has written extensively on media ethics (particularly the problem of mediated suffering), digital journalism and human rights/humanitarian communication. The lecture focused on the dominant visual culture around the recent 'refugees crisis' in Europe. Drawing on a typology of relevant images across media, map out the field of visibility within which refugees become perceptible to European publics and examine the distinct forms of responsibility, which the refugees are associated with (monitorial, affective, activist, post-humanitarian). In conclusion, it raised questions about the capacity of these forms of responsibility to engage with refugees as human others and to promote a culture of care and solidarity, outlining alternative media practices that could possibly foster different visual cultures.
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