Stijn Joye on distant suffering for De Universiteit van Vlaanderen


On February 1st, CJS-professor Stijn Joye was interviewed for a podcast of ‘De Universiteit van Vlaanderen’. He discussed the emotional impact of disasters and conflicts, exploring the concept of “distant suffering”. He highlighted the role of proximity, encompassing not only geographical distance but also cultural values and economic ties. He also pointed to journalists playing a pivotal role in creating engagement by selecting events with high news value and presenting personal stories.

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