Barry Malone - Why Al Jazeera will not say Mediterranean ‘migrants’

Malone, Barry. ‘Why Al Jazeera Will Not Say Mediterranean “Migrants”’. Al Jazeera, 20 August 2015.
“It has evolved from its dictionary definitions into a tool that dehumanises and distances, a blunt pejorative… When we in the media do this, when we apply reductive terminology to people, we help to create an environment in which a British foreign minister can refer to “ marauding migrants ,” and in which hate speech and thinly veiled racism can fester.

We become the enablers of governments who have political reasons for not calling those drowning in the Mediterranean what the majority of them are: refugees.”