How do we deal with the increasing politicisation of migration?

“The border is staged, but not all the time,” said Blanca Garcés Mascareñas, Senior Research Fellow at CIDOB and Scientific Coordinator of the H2020 BRIDGES project, which held a workshop with journalists on how to cover migration crises on 20 May 2022 in Barcelona. “Borders often remain in the darkness, but all of a sudden the lights turn on and the spectacle begins, perpetuating a sense of ‘us and them’... This staging of the border depends on journalists. These lights cannot turn on without journalists”, she argued.

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