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ON AFGHANISTAN | The Taliban Continue to Tighten Their Grip on Afghan Women and Girls – USIP

ON AFGHANISTAN | The Taliban Continue to Tighten Their Grip on Afghan Women and Girls – USIP

Since the Taliban’s August 2021 takeover of Afghanistan, they have ratcheted up restrictions on women and girls as the group consolidates power. These restrictions include limitations on employment, education, public interactions and other fundamental rights such as access to justice. These restrictions have only tightened over time with increasingly draconian enforcement — the latest being public floggings that harken back to the Taliban’s 1990s rule.

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ON MIGRATION, ON THE MEDIA | In a New Documentary, Refugees Reclaim Their Narrative, from Hyperallergic

ON MIGRATION, ON THE MEDIA | In a New Documentary, Refugees Reclaim Their Narrative, from Hyperallergic

Refugees of the Moria camp in Lesvos, Greece are behind the camera in the film Nothing About Us Without Us.

One of the pressing complaints about Western journalism is that traveling reporters drop into the scene where a story is unfolding, tell only a fraction of it, and jet off to the next destination chasing another lede. Marginalized people seeking media coverage also sometimes find themselves at the mercy of journalists who lack cultural context in their reporting, resulting in clickbait headlines that reinforce problematic stereotypes.

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ON MIGRATION | Change the Narrative, Change the World: The Power of Immigrant Representation on Television

ON MIGRATION | Change the Narrative, Change the World: The Power of Immigrant Representation on Television

Define American, with USC Norman Lear Center’s Media Impact Project, presents our third television impact study.

We looked at the portrayal of immigrant characters on 79 scripted television shows that aired between July 2020 and June 2022 and surveyed viewers on how four immigration storylines shaped their attitudes toward immigrants in the real world.

The findings? Immigrant representation on television has shifted in important ways — both positive and negative — since 2020.

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