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Diaspora and Media in Europe

Migration, Identity, and Integration

  • Karim H. Karim
  • Ahmed Al-Rawi

About this book


This book examines how African, Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin American diasporas use media to communicate among themselves and to integrate into European countries. Whereas migrant communities continue employing print and broadcasting technologies, the rapidly growing applications of Internet platforms like social media have substantially enriched their interactions. These communication practices provide valuable insights into how diasporas define themselves. The anthology investigates varied uses of media by Ecuadorian, Congolese, Moroccan, Nepalese, Portugal, Somali, Syrian and Turkish communities residing in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden and the UK. These studies are based on research methodologies including big data analysis, content analysis, focus groups, interviews, surveys and visual framing, and they make a strong contribution to the emerging theory of diasporic media.


diaspora migration media identity community

Editors and affiliations

  • Karim H. Karim
    • 1
  • Ahmed Al-Rawi
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Journalism and CommunicationCarleton UniversityOttawa, ONCanada
  2. 2.Concordia UniversityMontreal, QCCanada

About the editors

Karim H. Karim is Professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University, Canada and Director of the Carleton Centre for the Study of Islam.

Ahmed Al-Rawi is Assistant Professor at the Department of Communication Studies of Concordia University in Canada and a research fellow at the Media and Communication Department of Erasmus University in the Netherlands.

Bibliographic information


“This is a brave and exciting volume, one that adds to the existing discourse on migration and settlement in Europe. It is also of interest to scholars of sociology, religious studies, media, and culture. I consider it to be a very useful part as undergraduate and postgraduate text.” (Raana Shah, Nordic Journal of Migration Research NJMR, Vol. 09 (01), March, 2019)