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Hi, Cameron,

“Multiple media outlets have opted for ‘refugee’ when describing those fleeing the invasion, despite using ‘migrant’ in relation to people fleeing the Middle East; further complicating the often blurred distinction between the two terms.”

The semicolon is wrong, but I wouldn't like to have a comma separating the two subordinates. If you can't place the concessive in front position, then you could add "and":

“Despite using ‘migrant’ in relation to people fleeing the Middle East, multiple media outlets have opted for ‘refugee’ when describing those fleeing the invasion, further complicating the often blurred distinction between the two terms.”

or

“Multiple media outlets have opted for ‘refugee’ when describing those fleeing the invasion, despite using ‘migrant’ in relation to people fleeing the Middle East and further complicating the often blurred distinction between the two terms.”

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