Exploring Xenophobic Events Through GDELT Data Analysis

This study explores xenophobic events related to refugees and migration using the GDELT 2.0 database and APIs through visualizations. We conducted two case studies – the first being an analysis of refugee-related news following the death of a two-year-old Syrian boy, Alan Kurdi, and the second a surge in news articles in March 2021 based on the data obtained from GDELT API. In addition to the two case studies, we present a discussion of our exploratory data analysis steps and the challenges encountered while working with GDELT data and its tools.

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