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  • parachute journalism

    Parachute journalism is the practice of placing journalists into an area to report on a story in which the reporter has little knowledge or experience (source). A reporter visits a foreign area for a few days, collects information that tells the story using the slant the reporter intends, and then leaves without spending enough time or effort to gather other material that may temper or even contradict his premise (source).
  • paternalism

    Paternalism limits a person's or group's autonomy 'for their own good', often by removing any agency from those it supposedly seeks to help. It is derived from the Latin word ‘pater’, meaning ‘father’, and in the context of development it can often inform the way that governments, international organizations and even NGOs treat historically marginalized groups such as poor communities, minorities, indigenous peoples and even entire continents in the global south. (See more on Wikipedia)
  • powerful passport

    There is no passport like a passport. Some passports allow their holders to travel to almost every country in the world without a prior visa, while some of them restrict you from entering the vast majority of countries without spending time and money to obtain visas. More powerful passport, more countries you can visit visa-free. And vice versa. If you are curious about how powerful is your passport, look at The Henley Passport Index. It is a global ranking of countries according to the travel freedom for their citizens. The site provides a ranking of the 199 passports of the world according to the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free. The number of countries that a specific passport can access becomes its visa-free 'score'.
  • pull factors of migration

    The condition(s) or circumstance(s) that attract a migrant to another country (ec.europe.eu).  Pull factors refer to the factors which attract people to move to a certain area (World Atlas).
  • push factors of migration

    The condition(s) or circumstance(s) in a country of origin that impel or stimulate emigration (ec.europe.eu). This refers to conditions which force people to leave their homes. A person moves because of distress. Migration is triggered by the promise of an easier and more enjoyable life elsewhere (World Atlas).

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