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Photo of Aylan Kurdi didn't make much difference

The picture of the Syrian boy washed up dead on a Turkish beach and picked up by a soldier made only a fleeting change to press coverage of Syrian refugees, and NO DIFFERENCE to press coverage of African refugees escaping to Europe. As a matter of fact, the Africans got LESS coverage because of it.
According to the Guardian newspaper:
"...But within a week of the pictures of the three-year-old boy having been published most of the papers had reverted to their original editorial stance.

And, according to research carried out by the European Journalism Observatory (EJO) network, by the end of the month all were less positive towards migrants than at the beginning."
Click on the caption to read the original article in today's paper.
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