Sunday, 22 September 2013

The image of the sub-Saharan migrant, as it emerges from the study of around 40 articles from Algerian daily newspapers, is marked by a violent xenophobia. He is represented, the majority of the time, by adjectives such as "illegal", someone who is said to constitute a multi-faceted menace to security and public health. He is a "forger", a "counterfeiter", a "drug trafficker", a "con man", a "pimp"...

The treatment the Algerian media reserve for sub-Saharan migrations towards Algeria gives a striking impression of veritable national unity between the government, journalists and the population on their presumed dangers.

Eight of the 44 articles studied use terms as explicit as "danger", "threat" to describe sub-Saharan migrations towards Algeria. "They are more and more numerous and, above all, more and more dangerous" is the sub-headline of an article titled "Constantine: illegals plunder the city."

The mere presence of sub-Saharan immigrants in a place is synonymous with problems.

The headline in one newspaper: "They have turned into bandits and fake businessmen who have made fraud a profession."

The sub-headline calls them "undesirable invaders" and a "time bomb because of the threat that they represent on every level..."

Another article mentions a district of Alger which is experiencing "a frightening growth in the number of attacks and thefts, without speaking of [its] invasion by African immigrants"!

The "African" migrant has a deeply negative image: he is associated with frightening maladies of which he is said to be the vector and criminal activities he is said to engage in.

Another article illustrates the disastrous image of sub-Saharan immigrants in the media: "They are involved in various kinds of trafficking, bank notes ..., intoxicants, drugs as well as cases of fraud."

An article establishes, in its headline, an equivalence between irregular immigration and the falsification of documents: "This criminal gang follows the 'tradition' of the African gangs who dedicate themselves to the falsification of certificates attesting resident or refugee status […]."

Two other images are associated with the subSaharan migrant, that of drug trafficker and con man, active member of prostitution networks.

"Kahlouch, nigrou, Babay, slave": it has become common to hear racist insults against Africans in our streets.
Source: Maghrebemergent.com Via: Fdesouche.com

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Florida, USA - If the shoe fits, wear it.

Anonymous said...

Its okay for non-whites to slag each other but whites aren't permitted to slag non-whites - this is the new world ordet

Anonymous said...

Its okay for non-whites to slag whites. Whites keep your mouths shut or it will be a 1600 euro fine or six months in the slammer - or both

Anonymous said...

Title: Negroes not popular in Algeria. Maybe it would be easier to make a list of countries where negroes are popular.

Anonymous said...

Title: Negroes not popular in Algeria. Maybe it would be easier to make a list of countries where negroes are popular.

Anonymous said...

So many brave souls here on the Internet. Bring that sh*t to the streets and go home wearing you a** for a top hat...

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