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Croatia: Staze - First newspaper by and for refugees launched (Unofficial translation)

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Staze (Paths in English) is a monthly newspaper created by and for asylum seekers and refugees living in Croatia. Initiated by the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), the publication's first issue presented in Zagreb in December 2016 covers a large range of inter-cultural issues such the importance of learning the Croatian language to integrate or the situation of women in Iran. The newspaper includes articles in Arabic, Croatian, Farsi and English. 

The goal of this initiative is to provide a platform for people who are seeking asylum or received international protection in Croatia to express their opinions and share their integration experiences. Director of JRS South-East Europe Croatia Tvrtko Barun explains that, through this project, JRS 'wants to encourage the encounter between cultures: among refugees themselves, but also between them and citizens of the host country.' Read the first issue

The Staze project is supported by several other international organisations, including Red Cross, Médecins du Monde and the International Organization for Migration. 

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