For years now, our screens have been dominated by images of migrants and refugees embarking on the perilous journey to Europe, often risking their lives to reach a continent which is increasingly indifferent to their plight. The issue has exacerbated European disunity and raised questions about how Europe should respond to this crisis.

What can TV editors and journalists do to make sure the debate remains centred on facts and not fear? Is it possible to lead the public to a better understanding without becoming part of the political debate? Or is it the precise role of journalists to join and shape that political debate?