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Media and Diversity

Abstract : The Media and Minorities research field really developed in the American scientific community and in the public space in the wake of the 1960s urban riots, before crossing borders to reach Canada and Great Britain. Since the 1990s, this issue has become an international one, fuelled by debates at UNESCO that led to the Treaty on the Protection and Promotion of the diversity of cultural expressions (2007). It is now investigated in many countries like Germany, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Israel, Australia and France (Rigoni and Saitta, 2012; Horsti, 2010; Frachon and Sassoon, 2009; Fleras and Kuntz, 2001). Because de facto segregation and stereotypes prevail, many researchers have argued that the way the mass media cover or undercover minorities strongly impact readers and listeners. By failing to reflect the diversified composition of societies and by fueling misrepresentations of minorities, mass media feed the social distance that separates different groups (Kerner Report, 1968; Daniel and Allen, 1998; Entman and Rojecki, 2000)
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Contributor : Georges Fournier <>
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Fournier Georges. Media and Diversity. Inmédia, 2014. ⟨halshs-00937164⟩



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