Thursday 27 February 18:00 - 20:00

University of Westminster - Regent Campus
UG04
309 Regent St
London
W1B 2HW

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Difference Festival - Sink Without Trace: Truth about Migrant Deaths at Sea

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Sink Without Trace: Investigating the Truth about Migrant Deaths at Sea

For over three decades, unknown numbers of deaths have been occurring amongst migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea towards Europe.

This round table discussion will consider the mis-reporting of these deaths by the media and governments, the widespread use of misleading statistics and the lack of regulation relating to the recovery and identification of migrant’s bodies.

This will be the first in a series of discussions aimed at creating a document of agreed truths on the subject of migrant deaths at sea. Leading experts from NGO’s, media organisations and government bodies with be invited to investigate the myths surrounding the subject and to discuss possible solutions.

Speakers include, Maurice Stierl (University of Warwick Research Fellow and Alarm Phone member), Laura Padoan (External Relations Officer, UNHRC), Daniel Trilling (Journalist, The Guardian).

This event follows on from the highly acclaimed exhibition on migrant deaths at sea ‘Sink Without Trace’ (www.sinkwithouttrace.com) curated by Federica Mazzara (University of Westminster) and artist Maya Ramsay (www.mayaramsy.co.uk)

The event will be followed by a drinks reception

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