Social Futures Institute of Teesside University arranged a seminar on 10th of April at the seminar room of School of Social Science and Law at the Clarandon Building. The title of the seminaris was “Bad news is Good news: Migrants and Organised Crime in the Greek Press (1991-2011)”. Professor Georgios Antonopoulos & Reader Georgios Papanicolaou jointly presented the paper. The objective of this seminar was to find out the process involved in the presentation of organized crimes in Greek press during the period of 1991 to 2011. Reader Papanicolaou said : “Using particular key words like organized crime, trafficking, smuggling we examined the content of selected news paper publications. We compiled the articles and proceeded with content analysis”.
Professor Philip Whitehead was the chair in this seminar. Professor Antonopoulos Started the presentation of the paper and said: “The beginning of 1991 for the first time in modern greek history Greek was transformed into a country of immigration accepting large number of immigrants from eastern Europe, Africa and Asia”.
While presenting the paper Reader Papanicolaou explained the status of immigrants in Greek society. He said: “I was interviewing the representative of Church of Greece. About women trafficking the representative said to me that victim women are lesser quality human being, so what can we do?”
At the end of the seminar about the key findings of their paper professor Antonopoulos said: “The finding is that the Greek press has a very rigid representation of organized crimes committed by immigrants. The overall result is that there is a heavy emphasis on organized crimes committed by the immigrants and almost absence that organized crime is committed by the indigenous organized crime committed groups”. For details of this seminar please watch the following video.