Does the media perpetuate xenophobic stereotypes?

Media reportage has become a topical issue after a newspaper mentioned the nationality of a foreign national involved in a crime.

702's Xolani Gwala spoke to University of Wits Journalism and Media Studies Professor, Anton Harber, and Director at African Centre for Migration and Society at Wits, Ingrid Palmary, about various aspects regarding how media reports on crimes involving foreign nationals.

Listen to the conversation below:

we are to be very careful to be responsible about not promoting the stereotypes and easy labels that feed xenophobia,

Prof Anton Harber, Wits Journalism and Media Studies

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