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African Migrant Narratives, Modern Slavery, and Human Rights Violations in Libya

Ajayi, Lady A. and Ajayi, A. and Folarin, S. F. and Tiamiyu, Abdulrahman Oluwaseyi and Nnajidema, Chioma Eucharia and Ogunnowo, O. E. (2020) African Migrant Narratives, Modern Slavery, and Human Rights Violations in Libya. In: The Global Impact of Media on Migration Issues. IGI Global.

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Libya has served as the entrepôt for the modern slave trade from Africa to Europe for many decades. In recent years, however, international bodies, as well as the media, have raised deep concerns on the unimaginable horrors Sub-Saharan African migrants are forced to witness and experience during their stay and transit through Libya. It is against this background that this study through the ‘narrative research approach' sought to examine the various patterns of human rights violations experienced by African migrants in Libya as well as the role of the media in exposing the horrific trends of modern slavery. The study finds horrific patterns of human right violations perpetuated by both state and non-state actors in Libya. In addition, the media has played significant roles in serving as a major and reliable source of information on this phenomenal migration of the new age as well as a mediating body between policymakers and migrants. However, the complacency of governments whose citizens have and are being abused represents a more complex migration issue that needs to be addressed.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: AKINWUMI
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2023 12:05
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2023 12:05

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