The article by Tim-Heinkelmann-Wild, Daniel Beck and Prof. Dr. Alexander Spencer examines the social construction of the ‘refugee’ in the German tabloid media by investigating an instance in 2016 in which specific refugees from Syria were constructed not as terrorists or as victims but as heroes following their help in the arrest of a terrorist in Chemnitz.
We are very pleased about the cooperation with the Hochschule Magdeburg Stendal.
In an exchange of modules, PACS students can attend the seminar "Journalists as Actors in War and Armed Conflict" with Prof. Dr. Eric Chouvistré at the Hochschule in the coming winter semester. In exchange, students from the Hochschule come to the OvGU to attend the lecture "Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies" with the new PACS freshmen.
This gives our PACS students an insight into the practical aspects of the relationship between media and conflict and the students of the University of Magdeburg Stendal a more theoretical insight into the causes of conflict.