Ervaringen uit onderzoek naar mediawijsheid jonge migranten gepubliceerd in Communications

Printscreen MMM artikel CommunicationsDe ervaringen die zijn opgedaan tijdens het onderzoek naar mediawijsheid van jonge migranten, uitgevoerd door het MMM-team (van de bouwsteen Mediawijs door Media Maken), zijn gepubliceerd in het tijdschrift Communications, Journal of Communications Research. Afgelopen lente gaf Communications dit themanummer uit, waarin de focus ligt op representatie van jonge migranten en vluchtelingen. 

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Young migrants – particularly refugees – are commonly the object of stereotypical visual media representations and often have no choice but to position themselves in response to them. This article explores whether making young migrants aware of the politics of representation through media literacy education contributes to strengthening their participation and resilience. We reflect on a media literacy program developed with teachers and 100 students at a Dutch “International Transition Classes” school. The educational program focuses on visual media production using smartphones, raising critical consciousness and promoting civic engagement. Ethnographic data analyzed include field notes, a focus group with teachers, in-depth and informal interviews, student-produced footage, and a 10-minute ethnographic film. In our increasingly polarized mediatized world, better recognition of how the needs of certain young people diverge depending on how they are situated in racialized, gendered, and classed structures of power is needed to work towards inclusive media literacy education.

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