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Media and Migration in Syria

Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften
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Schillerplatz 3
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1010 Wien
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Public Lecture by Hassan Noah and Kinan Noah
Organised by Verena Walzl and Christian Kravagna in the framework of the course Bilder der Flucht (Postcolonial Studies 3)

The lecture will give a brief description of the different means of media and media use in the Arab world, and especially in Syria; how they work, funded by whom, aiming for what? In addition, there will be an analysis of the role of media which succeeded in turning the “Syrian crisis” to a “Syrian civil war”, focusing on some of the reasons lying behind the destruction that Syria is facing these days. The main focus will be on the depiction of refugees in Arab Media and how their representations affect the shaping of public opinion in Syria.

Hassan Noah 1981, Latakia, Syria. B.A in English Language and Literature at Damascus University, Syria 2009. Worked as English Teacher in Syria. Since 2015 studying at Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt. Last summer he was translating the information brochure “Willkommen in Wolfsberg” from German to English and Arabic together with his brother Kinan. Currently living in Klagenfurt, Carinthia.

Kinan Noah 1984, Latakia, Syria. B.A in English Language and Literature, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria 2007. High Diploma in Pedagogy, Tishreen University, Latakia, Syria 2009. English teacher, 2008, Latakia, Syria. Translator and liaison officer, United Nations (UNDOF and UNTSO), Damascus, Syria, 2010-2011. Master student in English and American Studies at Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt. Currently living in Wolfsberg, Carinthia.