When assessed as a whole, the evidence of discriminatory, sensational or unbalanced reporting in relation to ethnic minorities, immigrants and/or UK asylum seekers, is concerning.
(PRWEB UK) 4 December 2012
Kings Court Chambers has praised the Leveson report and its coverage of UK Immigration. The Leveson report identified that some aspects of UK Immigration press coverage had been sensationalised, particularly when referring to ethnic minorities, UK asylum seekers and immigrants.
As part of his report, Leveson makes reference to media coverage concerning the issue of UK Immigration, writing: “When assessed as a whole, the evidence of discriminatory, sensational or unbalanced reporting in relation to ethnic minorities, immigrants and/or UK asylum seekers, is concerning.”
A spokesperson for King Court Chambers said: “Our clients and those facing UK Immigration issues tend to suffer when ethnic minorities, immigrants and UK asylum seekers are incorrectly slandered in the press. Bad press coverage draws the majority of people to the conclusion that those immigrating to the UK are ‘bad’ people because UK Immigration is mostly portrayed in a bad light.”
“We give credit to Lord Leveson for identifying that some of the news reports that generate a furore about UK Immigration are often blown out of proportion, giving people the wrong perception of immigrants and UK asylum seekers.”
“We work with thousands of people on a weekly basis and we understand that the majority of people who use our service are desperate or simply looking to provide a better quality of life for themselves and their families. We appreciate that Mr Leveson has reprimanded the press regarding its unbalanced coverage of immigrants and UK asylum seekers.”
Within his report Leveson did make it clear that many press mediums did cover the issue of UK Immigration in a responsible manner, however, there were a minority that appeared to sensationalise their coverage which Leveson described as ‘poor journalistic practice’.
Kings Court Chambers specialise in public access work in UK and European immigration law, nationality and asylum law. Kings Court Chambers has Immigration Barristers who deal with all types of immigration cases, simple or complex, across the many fields of immigration law.