February 28th: Glad to know you’re, you know, alive.

We’ve a lot to get through this hour, so let’s not mess about. On this episode we are looking at the way data and statistics affect refugees and the way we see them. Aside from some news roundup, involving Messrs. Trump and Dubs, we will be hearing from:

Johanna Olseryd, from the Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention, on the misleading crime statistics that mask the reality of the “immigrant problem” in Sweden;

Till Krause of Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin, on the hidden world of Facebook content moderation, and how it exposes refugees to the worst of what people think of them;

And finally, Enock Kavingwa, data scientist for Refunite, on how information can help people find each other, no matter the distance.

Check out Refunite here: refunite.org/

And read Til’s article on Facebook and content moderation here: international.sueddeutsche.de/post/15451…e-facebook

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The Migrant Crisis Podcast

The Migrant Crisis Podcast seeks to cover the ongoing situation involving migration in Europe and beyond. We give a global outlook on events, provide expert analysis of policy decisions (and explain why they matter) and attempt to wade through the media narratives around migration to get the root of the issues. We are unashamedly pro-migrant and pro-refugee, and we always seek to let migrants share their experiences in their own words. We are based in Berlin and London, but our network of contacts is spread wide over the world, from Sydney to Syria and Sao Paulo.

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