CARE Austria recently talked to its new board member, Transcultural Director Melita Sunjic, three times in three languages. The interviews covered her personal experiences as a refugee, where in the world most people have to flee, why migration is necessary, and integration is difficult. Sunjic underlined the need for a solidarity-based, fact-based and at the […]
Opening a conference on migration in the world’s oldest press club – Presseclub Concordia in Vienna – on 14 February, I tried to summarise the inefficiency of EU migration policies in four chapters: The Stop Migration Deception The Storming Europe Myth The Closed Border Illusion The Not Our Problem Paradox View the full video here.
The EU’s failure to forge an effective migration and asylum policy undermines European integration and benefits the far right. Protecting EU external borders cannot come at the expense of migrants’ rights and lives. In this Carnegie Europe article, migration experts and journalists, among them Melita Šunjić of Transcultural Campaigning, shed some light on this question […]
Mobile phones have become the primary information source for most refugees on the move, and refugees staying in or transiting Tunisia and Libya are no exception. Transcultural Campaigning has therefore developed a series of ten short animation videos for UNHCR operations in these countries. Through these clips, refugees learn where and how to get assistance. […]
An international audience was attending an online conversation with Transcultural Campaigning Director Melita H. Šunjić on motives, expectations and realities of migrant and refugee lives on 15 February. The recording can be watched here: The discussion was organised by the Vienna-based Concordia Club, the oldest journalist club in the world, and FJUM (Forum Journalism & […]
Numerous humanitarian organisations are running campaigns to inform (potential) asylum seekers of the dangers of irregular migration and of the difficulties of legalising their stay in Europe. But a reality check reveals that these efforts are no match for the flood of disinformation young Africans are exposed to. We didn’t think it would happen to […]
In October Transcultural Campaigning evaluated the information levels among migrants and asylum-seekers in South East Europe in order to recommend a CwC strategy (Communicating with Communities) to UNHCR and found that the migration movement is largely driven by – the wrong kind of – information.
When UNHCR Central Asia tasked Transcultural Campaigning with developing a communication strategy for the region, they were lagging behind in so many fields. Less than 8 months later, the organisation is able to brandish a modern bilingual website, considerable presence in social media and lots of content on all UNHCR channels.
Speaking to the media can be stressful, especially in a foreign language. But if a good student meets an experienced trainer it works.
How does one efficiently inform asylum seekers who speak different languages, have different levels of literacy and are under incredible stress?