Melanie Jaindl veröffentlichte eine wissenschaftliche Analyse über das ungarische und serbische Medienframing von Migranten auf der Balkanroute in den Südosteuropa Mitteilungen 6/2023 der Südosteuropa Gesellschaft e.V.
Eight years after the “long summer of migration” in 2015, debates about asylum and migration are still dominating European political discourse. Photojournalistic images of people coming to Europe became engrained into collective memory, underpinning their importance in the securitization of these events. This article explores the visual securitization of migrants in Serbian and Hungarian media in 2015 at the time of the construction of a border fence between both countries. Focus is given to mediatized narratives about gender and its intersections. It shows how discourses construct identities as vulnerable or threatening and how these narratives create realities for migrants.