International news agencies and international media brands, have traditionally functioned as providers of international news content. With the digital turn, these media giants adopted cutting-edge communication technologies and embraced the potentials of social media, reaching audiences directly or through news aggregators such as Google News or Yahoo. Yet, their online presence and potential ability for setting the agenda on global crises using online means remains a vastly un-chartered research terrain. Con-current border crises related to force human mobility, exemplify this gap. Despite that all key international media players cover routinely migration events such as Europe's so-called Refugee Crisis, their roles have yet to capture adequate research attention. Against this background, this project attempts to study the role of news agencies and international media in diffusing information and shaping meanings and beliefs on border crises in the internet, which despite having a humanitarian angle still remains deeply political. In doing so, the study brings to the fore a perennial question in communication and journalism studies: that of media power, and how media power is sustained and reproduced in the digital era. The study aims to examine media 'power' at the macro and micro level, exploring all stages of the news process: production, content and reception. Read more about specific research objectives and work packages.