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How do the British public and media view asylum seekers? What is myth and what is reality?

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In the 1951 UN Convention for Refugees it was first stated that people had the right to claim safe haven from persecution in other countries. As it stands today there are widespread misconceptions and varying media depictions of asylum seekers. The debate over asylum seekers is so important because people’s lives and well-being are at stake, and it is a terrifying thought that individuals who have fled torture and inhumanity could be demonised by the press or misunderstand by the public at large.