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Workshop, ‘Τhe portrayal of Albanians in the Greek media and the portrayal of Greeks in the Albanian media’, 07/12/2016

 Ενημερωτικό Σημείωμα 49/2016Ioannis Armakolas, Assistant Professor in the Balkan Studies Department at the University of Macedonia (Thessaloniki), “Stavros Costopoulos” Research Fellow and Head of the Southeast Europe Program at ELIAMEP, together with ELIAMEP research associate Panagiotis Paschalidis, presented the findings of ELIAMEP’s research on the representations of Albania, the Albanians and Kosovo in the Greek press. Ioannis Armakolas also presented the results of the Albanian Institute for International Studies concerning the representation of Greece in Albanian media. Both the research of ELIAMEP and that of the Albanian Institute for International Studies were funded by the “Friedrich Ebert Stiftung” Foundation. Research on Kosovo representation was funded by the Kosovo Foundation for Open Society. Assistant Professor of Journalism and Media at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dimitra Dimitrakopoulou was also involved in the research on Albanian. During the workshop Professors Vasilis Gounaris (History and Archaeology AUTH), Constantine Tsitselikis (Department of Balkan Studies, University of Macedonia) and Assistant Professor Vlassios Vlasidis (Department of Balkan Studies, University of Macedonia) participated as commentators. The workshop was also attended by many professors and students of the University of Macedonia and the Balkan Studies Department. Professor Gounaris focused on the  temporal perceptions and representations of Albania to Greece from the 19th century. Professor Tsitselikis referred to the way in which the Greek Media are involved in the recycling of negative stereotypes about Albania that relate to bilateral issues and to the  more general issue of xenophobia. Professor Vlasidis commented on journalistic speech as well as the practices of journalists in Greece and Albania and the way that these contribute to the reproduction of negative stereotypes.

 
 
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