Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
About us Latest news News News articles

Reporting on remote global events influences local group relationships

12 August 2015

Reporting on the Greek debt crisis, the Arab Spring or Iran’s nuclear programme influences our view of the populations involved elsewhere in the world, and at the same time influences our views of groups in our immediate vicinity. These are the conclusions of PhD student Thijs Bouman. He investigated how reporting on remote global events can change local group relationships.

‘Reporting on remove events, such as the Arab revolutions or the financial problems in Greece, evoke feelings of insecurity, and these can turn into local intolerance’, says Bouman. ‘One of my research projects, for example, shows that reporting on the Greek debt crisis not only influences the views held by the Dutch about the Greeks, but that the Dutch also become less tolerant of local minority groups like Turkish, Moroccan and Polish fellow citizens.’

More information

Contact: Thijs Bouman

Unifocus

The weekly online video magazine Unifocus highlights topics related to the University of Groningen in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.

Last modified:13 March 2020 02.10 a.m.
View this page in: Nederlands

More news

  • 24 May 2024

    30 million euros for social cohesion research

    The SOCION consortium, in which social sciences and humanities researchers from five different knowledge institutions are conducting research on social cohesion, has secured a €30 million Summit Grant from the Dutch Research Council (NWO).

  • 24 May 2024

    Lustrum 410 in pictures

    Lustrum 410 in pictures: We are already over half way through our lustrum! Enjoy a few photos of the lustrum so far.

  • 21 May 2024

    Results of 2024 University elections

    The votes have been counted and the results of the University elections are in!