Missing Children Publication Hub

The publications in this section contain the results of our research as well as curated research on topics and issues relevant to missing children in Europe and the world. Example of the type of research you can find are understanding the causes of the different types of missing children cases in Europe, policy on missing children, search and rescue operations and family support. The menu and submenu options below will help you find what you're looking for.

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Media bias in cases of children who go missing (by Dr. Karen Shalev Greene & Jemma Reddin)

The aim of this presentation is to examine why some missing children within the UK receive extensive media coverage and are well-known to the wider society, whilst other missing children receive much less coverage and seem to be forgotten about in terms of the public eye. This is despite the evidenced rising statistic for children who are missing. 
An online survey was carried out in January-February 2015. The survey approached newsmakers; including editors, journalists, sub-editors, and those in executive managerial position of local, national and regional news and asked them questions about their opinions and decision making in reporting missing children cases.  Overall, 45 people responded and the analysis revealed a number of themes which will be explored.


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