Title: Eurozone crisis and media coverage – between facts and national stereotypes: reporting from Greece
Where: Lexikopoleio (Stasinou 13, Pagrati, Athens).
When: 27th May 2015, 19:30
Language: English, Admission: free
Eleni Colliopoulou (Greece correspondent for Agence France Presse)
Adéa Guillot (Greece correspondent for Le Monde/ARTE/Le Soir)
Maria Margaronis (London correspondent for The Nation and a contributor to The Guardian and the BBC)
Marcus Walker (European economics editor for The Wall Street Journal)
Μoderator: Magdalini Varoucha (AnalyzeGreece!)
Since 2010, the economic crisis has brought Greece to the forefront of the media across the world.
The media’s role in informing the public on issues pertaining to the Eurozone and to the Greek crisis in particular has often been the subject of much debate over the past five years. International and domestic media have often been accused of poor reporting or of nurturing national stereotypes, as well as of sponsoring generalisations and biased approaches which reproduce the “Greek exceptionalism” narrative, rather than featuring in-depth, accurate and thorough analysis.
Analyze Greece! will be hosting an open event, inviting foreign correspondents who have been reporting from Greece (over the course of the crisis and/or before) to discuss the challenges they have faced. This event aims to contribute to the debate on media coverage targeted at international publics and to explore the role of the media in framing or challenging national stereotypes, particularly as these issues have evolved during the Greek crisis.
Possible issues to be discussed:
– Main challenges faced by the international press in the coverage of the Greek crisis (i.e. reliability of sources, language barriers, economic/technical issues, the predominance of stereotypes in Greece and about Greece etc)
– Liberties enjoyed and restrictions faced by foreign correspondents as compared to the working conditions of Greek journalists reporting for Greek media.
– Is there such a thing as “Greek exceptionalism”?
– Best and worst moments in correspondence from Greece before/during the crisis.
AnalyzeGreece! offers an alternative critical view amidst the often confusing and conflicting information about Greece. It is grounded on well-documented analysis, opinions and comments, originally published in Greek, from a left-wing and grassroots movements perspective. We exist to fill a gap; while iterations of crisis and resistance abound in Greece, much is lost in translation. AnalyzeGreece! provides a link between Greek social movements and the people of the world.
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