Opposing the “Globalised Passivity”. Radio Reporter on Refugee Problem Cover Image

Przeciwko „zglobalizowanej obojętności”. Reportażysta radiowy wobec problematyki uchodźczej
Opposing the “Globalised Passivity”. Radio Reporter on Refugee Problem

Author(s): Katarzyna Michalak
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies, Applied Linguistics
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: migration;a radio feature;the other;philosophy of dialogue;use of sound
Summary/Abstract: Following its latest intensification in 2015, the migrant crisis has become one of the most prevalent topics in media. Over the months, the overflow of reports led to public indifference towards refugees’ struggles. The migrants – stereotypically perceived as aliens – were to be treated as expendable and useless, which resulted in growing tensions and social division on the subject. The author of this article intends to prove that a feature, especially a radio one can be one of the ways to encourage dialogue between cultures. Following the thoughts of Ryszard Kapuściński and Emmanuel Levinas, the author claims that encountering “The Other” is amongst the most important challenges of the 21st century. The three radio features analyzed in the article seem to validate the medium of radio as one that may be a way to fight ‘globalized passivity’.

  • Page Range: 255-269
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: Polish