More hard questions, less sensationalism needed from media over xenophobia and immigration – experts

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23 April 2022, News24, Jenna Etheridge

Media Monitoring Africa director William Bird said sensationalism often crept in when news media focused on big events as they happened, reporting on xenophobia at the point of an assault or violent confrontation. Speaking at a roundtable discussion hosted by the Government Communication and Information System, Bird said media also largely reported on what major political figures were saying about these issues.

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