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How to cover refugee stories: Recommendations from refugees

By Melissa Wall Comadre Edna Sandoval gives her opinion on media coverage on refugees.

Activist Edna Sandoval, co-host of “Con Los Comadres,” a transnational multimedia reporting project centering the voices of women of color, says, “The media fail to really understand political” settings of refugees’ home countries. This can lead audiences to think of violence as natural to some parts of the world rather than the result of political problems. “We normalize tragedy instead of asking ourselves why tragedy is happening.” See more...