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The network project looked at the historical and today's role of the media in the Baltic Sea Region in light of current challenges and analysed historical lines of developments of migration processes. In 2017/18, the project was funded by the Landesforschungsförderung Hamburg [Hamburg Resea...
One of the biggest social changes brought about by the Web 2.0 are the shifting borders between public and private spheres. The "Young Scholars Network on Privacy and Web 2.0" is an international research network funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) between January 2010 until Dec...
In a contribution to the anthology "Social Media", Dr. Gregor Wiedemann and Cornelia Fedtke examine the interplay between hate speech and counter speech on social networks. The authors propose a model for computer-aided critical discourse analysis.
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The article by Dr. Hans-Urlich Wagner and guest researcher Philipp Seuferling in the journal Media History focuses on the memory culture of migration in the media on a theoretical and empirical level.
Migration not only entangles people, cultures and societies but also histories and memories of div...
Tiews, A. L. (2018): Zwischen Aufklärung und vertonter Ikone. Nordwestdeutsche Radioprogramme über Flucht und Vertreibung der Deutschen [Between Information and Sound Icon. North German Radio Broadcasting on Flight and Expulsion of Germans]. In: N. M. Fahnenbruck, J. Meyer-Lenz (eds.), Flu...
Wagner, H.-U. (2017): #MyEscape. Ein Dokumentarfilm zeigt Bilder der Flucht, die in den Medien nicht vorkommen [#MyEscape. A Documentary Shows Pictures of Escape That Do Not Appear in the Media]. In: Zeitgeschichte-online (online).
Schmidt, J.-H. (2016): Informationsverhalten Jugendlicher bei politischen Themen [Young People's Information Behaviour on Political Topics]. In: Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (eds.), Geflohen – vertrieben – angekommen?! Aspekte der Gewaltmigration im 20. und 21. J...
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