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Fear in Hungary: how the government is creating a xenophobic generation

In recent months, Hungary has been in the spotlight regarding their xenophobic attitude towards incoming refugees. In this report, we investigate the message of fear the Hungarian government is projecting to its people, and how this is affecting the existing community.

Video by Caitlin Morahan (Australia/Poland) and Fatima-Zahra Naimi (Belgium)

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What the Syrian refugees are fleeing from

Four years since the war has started already 220,000 people in Syria have been killed. A staggering 96 % of them by the Assad regime. The 4 mil. Syrian refugees and 50 % internally displaced persons are fleeing not only from ISIS, but from the government as well. Opposing political views are not tolerated, instead they are punished. If we want to understand the chaos in Syria, we must look deeper into it.

Video by Patrick Doodt (Germany) and Amalilja Bruvere (Latvia)

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The Moral Obligation to Help – Hungarian Volunteers for Refugees

Hungarians hate refugees. This is what one could believe from the picture the media has drawn of the country’s actions. The truth is though, while Viktor Orbán has been trying to keep refugees out of the country, most of it‘s citizens have been welcoming them with open arms. Their willingness to help those in need shows a side to Hungary, that the rest of the world has been willingly overlooking for the last few months.

 

 

Video by Susanne Gottlieb (Austria) and Johan Fuglsang (Denmark)