They come from sub-Saharan Africa seeking security and a better life in Europe only to be detained and exploited – even killed – in a country beset by political chaos. Libya is a gateway for many Africans hoping to escape hardship at home, but for thousands of them the danger of traveling through a nation in turmoil can be just as perilous.
A recent CNN report on what appeared to be a thriving slave trade in Libya sparked outrage in the streets and shock online. The report has prompted demonstrations of solidarity worldwide and demands for immediate action and relief. Many people also used #LibyansAgainstSlavery to challenge myths about its prevalence and discredit images purportedly showing abuse of Africans at the hands of Libyans.
On this episode of The Stream, we speak with:
Refugee Radio Network community meeting and workshop in Isernia Molise Italy.Hosted by Associazione S.D. Arcivescovo Ettore di Filippo and Arci Immigrazione Isernia
Refugee future TV, the Youtube channel ZUKAR, Refugee Radio Network: Meanwhile, more and more fugitives are taking their camera and microphone into their own hands and reporting on their new home. While the issue of integration is a bit behind the scenes, it is still relevant to the people concerned to engage themselves.
Refugee future TV, der Youtube-Kanal ZUKAR, Refugee Radio Network: Inzwischen nehmen immer mehr Geflüchtete selbst Kamera und Mikrofon in die Hand und berichten aus ihrer neuen Heimat. Das Thema Integration ist zwar ein bisschen in den Hintergrund gerückt, aber für die Betroffenen nach wie vor so relevant, dass sie sich selbst engagieren.
Self-organized Refugee radio
No one can report such an escape as the ones they have experienced!
Why is it important for fugitives not only to use media and to make them a subject, but to make their own medium? We have discussed the example of radio with fugitive activists from self-organized radio programs:
Common Voices is produced collectively and in several languages and broadcast live on Radio Corax, the free radio from Halle, on a weekly basis, and also on the Refugee Radio Network (RRN). The RRN links various initiatives of fugitives, the core is the self-organized 24-hour onlineradio, in which own and foreign productions run in many languages, but also the cooperation with citizen radios and free radios like FSK in Hamburg, Radio Corax and others Productions of the RRN over their frequencies.
There are quite a few quite different reasons to participate in such radio initiatives. Maryam F., Fatima A., Ousmane, Bassam Alhassan and Mohamad M. of Common Voices, Ahmed Nuur Ibrahim, who produced Somali Voices for the RRN, and Larry M. Macaulay, founder and presenter at the RRN.
keep it locked on Refugee Radio Network!
The Documentary: Hope Speaks Out BBC World Service 15 February 2017. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04s7bz7
Refugee Radio Network