In several countries of the MEET partners, media education activities took place on the World Refugee Day on June 20th. We present examples from two countries: Slovenia and Germany. In Slovenia numerous activities have been organized on the World Refugee Day, from festivals to round tables. In Germany the Federal Association of Citizens Media (BVBAM) initiated a special day with the UN Refugee Aid, which mainly reported on the lives and situation of refugees in the cities and municipalities.
In Slovenia numerous activities have been organized on the World refugees day, from festivals to round tables. Mirovni inštitut / The Peace Institute and other organizations working together on the international research project NIEM have begun a social media campaign #AllInForIntegration in order to draw public attention to the need for a more efficient and effective integration policy that better addresses the needs of refugees. Mojca Pajnik from the Peace Institute participated in the debate on media and propaganda on refugees, organized within the Festival migrantskega filma /// Festival of Migrant Film. Mojca discussed propaganda media model in a historical perspective, reflected on the contemporary political populist parties and their negative framing of migrants and refugees. She also stressed the importance of the role of #MediaEducation in schools for an informed and responsible citizenship in times of the triumph of “#FakeNews” in “post-factual societies”.
The “UNO Flüchtlingshilfe”, german partner of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), called to the Bloggerparade (= blogs published in a day on a topic of contributions) on the World Refugee Day. Bloggers from all over the Federal Republic of Germany participated on June 20th and reported on the subject of escape, escape fates and living together in Germany. The Federal Association of Citizens Media (BVBAM) initiated a special day with the UN Refugee Aid, which mainly reported on the lives and situation of refugees in the cities and municipalities. Among them local TV-stations from Ludwigshafen, Hamburg, Bielefeld, Magdeburg, Hannover and Berlin. The contributions also included productions from projects of medien+bildung.com, for example the web video series “Ajmer boxt sich durch”.