ASSIST Sheffield

Challenging asylum destitution

'Bad News for Refugees' by Philo, Briant and Donald

Published in 2013, ‘Bad News for Refugees’ analyses the political, economic and environmental contexts of migration and looks specifically at how refugees and asylum seekers have been stigmatised in political rhetoric and in media coverage.

Through forensic research it shows how hysterical and inaccurate media accounts act to legitimise political action which can have terrible consequences both on the lives of refugees and also on established migrant communities.

If you’re passionate about fighting the stigmatisation of asylum seekers, you may want to get hold of this book.