Representations of the 2015/2016 “migrant crisis” on the online portals of Croatian and Serbian public broadcasters
|Author(s)||Šarić Ljiljana, Felberg Tatjana R.|
|Language of Investigation||GB|
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Šarić Ljiljana, Felberg Tatjana R. (2019): Representations of the 2015/2016 “migrant crisis” on the online portals of Croatian and Serbian public broadcasters. In: In: Lorella Viola, Musolff Andreas (eds.): Migration and Media. Discourses about identities in crisis. Amsterdam, Philadelphia, S. 203–238. https://doi.org/10.1075/dapsac.81.10sar
This chapter investigates the verbal and visual representation of migration and migrants in Croatian and Serbian public broadcasters’ online portals during the “migrant crisis” in 2015/2016. The study shows that migrants are generally positively represented, which is congruent with the official policies of Croatia and Serbia. This positive representation was frequently used for positive self-evaluation of these countries’ influential social actors, and negative evaluation of neighboring countries. The chapter employs macro- and micro-linguistic analysis within the theoretical framework of critical discourse analysis and multimodal analysis.