Global Compact for Migration

According to the World Migration Report 2018, media, in all its forms, plays a significant role in the framing of policy discourses that affect how people act, what people think, how policymakers prioritize agendas, and how migrants make decisions. Given this, it raises the question: How should journalists and media professionals approach a complicated and diverse issue such as Migration?

At the beginning of August 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that migrant fatalities on the US-Mexico border increased by 17% during the first seven months of the year, as compared to the same period last year. That figure represents 232 migrants who lost their lives in search of better living conditions, showing us a regional example of the unfortunate consequences of migration under unsafe, disorderly and irregular conditions.