Newspaper exaggeration: ‘Calais Crisis’

During the summer of 2015, several newspapers reported on the number of migrants and refugees trying to enter the UK via the Eurotunnel in Calais. If you are not aware of this, you may need to do some background reading before completing the task below.

Read through the articles below and highlight key points. Use these sources, your own knowledge and any other relevant sources to produce an answer to the following question: ‘What impact did the British press have on public perception of the migration situation?’

Make sure you use key terminology. Aim for no more than 1 page of A4.

BBC headlines on Calais

The only ‘migrant madness’ is the tabloid pretence about events in Calais

How The Mail degrades journalism and refugees

calais headlines


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