Listen to panel analyze global crisis of refugees, migrants

• Click HERE to read this project by Perla Trevizo of the Arizona Daily Star and former Arizona Public Media journalist Fernanda Echavarri, a 2007 UA journalism grad. Star photographer Mike Christy ('11) also was part of the project.

• Click HERE for background on Rod Nordland's book, "The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet."

Reporters Perla Trevizo of the Arizona Daily Star, Rod Nordland of The New York Times and University of Arizona journalism professor Mort Rosenblum assessed the global crisis of refugees and migrants during a Feb. 18, 2016, panel discussion in Tucson titled "Besieged Borders," presented by the school's Center for Border & Global Journalism.

Click HERE to listen to the full audio of the one-hour event.

The panel talked about the legalities and status of refugees versus migrants, what the push factors are behind people leaving their homeland, and how communities are affected by the influx of people from other countries who also need shelter, employment opportunities, and a place to call home.

Perla Trevizo (Arizona Daily Star), Rod Nordland (New York Times) and UA journalism professor Mort Rosenblum listen to a question from the audience.

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