Migration and Home Affairs

InfoMigrants: Online platform expands offer to five languages

With the new language services in Dari and Pashto, the joint venture of DW, France Médias Monde and ANSA primarily seeks to reach users in Afghanistan. Infomigrants is recipient of an operating grant under AMIF.

Afghanistan is one of the main countries of origin for asylum seekers.  The additional language offerings were presented at the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum in Bonn on June 11.  The InfoMigrants portal, was launched in March 2017 in English, Arabic and French and now has more than half a million followers on Facebook, aims to provide refugees and migrants with current news relevant to them, informing them about the challenges of fleeing and about the conditions in the countries of arrival. In addition to practical explanations, InfoMigrants offers refugees a platform where they can talk about their own experiences. 

Successful video formats include the social media format "Fact check," which addresses rumors about asylum and presents the facts behind them. In the video series #Messagebackhome, refugees in Germany have their say and send a message to friends and family back home.

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Wednesday, 13 June, 2018