06 December 2011

World Migration Report 2011

The 2011 edition of the World Migration Report was launched today. The theme of the volume is "Communicating Effectively about Migration." Here's part of the blurb:

The World Migration Report 2011 presents available evidence on public perceptions and attitudes regarding migration globally. It analyses the way in which they are shaped and how they can influence and be influenced by policy as well as the media. Furthermore, the media’s role in communicating opinions, reporting trends and framing migration discourse is analysed. Examples of good practice in communicating a positive and balanced image of migrants among government, civil society and the media are also included. Finally, the report suggests several ways to improve communication about migration in order to promote a better understanding and recognition of the benefits of migration, more evidence based policymaking and effective engagement with migrants themselves.

The full-text of the report is available here. You can also read the executive summary and an NYT article about the report, watch a webcast of the event, follow IOM's Twitter feed, and check out the agency's Facebook page.

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