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Read about an asylum seeker being transferred. Get the answers to three questions for the lawyer. Read a big interview with Wafande. And much more.
opportunity for new beginnings
and for making changes.
Thus the theme of this issue of
New Times is “New Times”.
The year 2011 has been tough in
many respects: financial crisis,
unemployment, unrest and
instability in the Middle East.
Our main concern is of course
the plight of asylum seekers
in Denmark and refugees
in general, and 2011 has been
the culmination of ten years of
tightening of the asylum policies,
which has even inspired
neighbouring and other European
countries to do likewise.
New Times Magazine #80
SPEAKING OUT! In recognition of this year’s Human Rights Day, our journalists have thus sharpened their focus on violations against homosexuals in Uganda, Kurds in Syria, and the against-the-odds fight for survival in Somalia. New Times also sat down with former Danish Prime Minister, Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, to discuss his advocacy for the rights of mentally ill asylum seekers and refugees. On speaking out on behalf of others, we met with the Danish Red Cross’ General Secretary Anders Ladekarl and the newly retired chief of the asylum department Jørgen Chemnitz, to talk about the Red Cross’ stand on Danish asylum matters. We asked them: how can you be a neutral advocate in such a highly politicised field? How – and why – should the Red Cross be speaking out for asylum seekers at all?
New Times Magazine #79
“We can show solidarity, but solidarity resolutions alone are not enough,” says the president of the Danish Union of Journalists, Mogens Blicher Bjerregård in the article "Fight for your right to speak". Read this and much more in this New Times issue called "Encounters".
New Times Magazine #78
This issue of New Times is produced in cooperation with a European Red Cross project, called Positive Images, which aims to promote positive attitudes among young people and the public towards migrants, while also raising awareness of development issues.
New Times Magazine #77
When you walk into the editorial office it is striking how much creativity bubbles in the corners. Some of it never leaves the desk. Some of it never leaves the mind. But in this edition we made as much room for creativity as we could.
New Times Magazine #76
This year’s UNDP Human Development Report focuses on migration. New Times takes up the theme and asks, Why Denmark? We look into the facts and myths about why people come (willingly and unwillingly) to Denmark. You can read about what Danes, asylum seekers and immigrants say about the attractions of Denmark for immigrants.
New Times Magazine #75
In this issue of New Times we mark World Refugee Day and pay homage to all those who have courageously fled their homes because of war and persecution. New Times hopes that after you have read this edition you will feel moved to help the world’s refugees in your very own way – and every day.
New Times Magazine #74
With this issue we focus on how the Danish asylum system is seen by the people who live in it. The New Times journalists have passed the microphone to other asylum seekers to tell their stories and about their experiences. We take a look at how different barriers and hardships as well as rights and opportunities provided by the system are experienced by the people who are in the system.
New Times Magazine #73
In this edition of New Times we put the spotlight on two initiatives, want2work and the Iraq Project. Both have enabled the Danish Red
Cross Asylum Department to offer a wide variety of education and training opportunities and thereby open up for future possibilities for more than 1200 asylum seekers over the last five years.
New Times Magazine #72
This month we look at Projekt Fokus, a project implemented in Kongelunden asylum centre by the Danish Red Cross. The initiative had a strong participatory focus, which combined rights based approaches with empowerment and social elements.
New Times Magazine #71
The theme of this issue, ”Women into Work”, found its inspiration in the course, ”Kvinder i Arbejde” that the asylum department ran in the Culture House during 2006. The course was for immigrants, who have residence and work permits, not for asylum seekers.
New Times Magazine #70
Here we are again at New Times reflecting on the past twelve months. If you ask an asylum seeker about the year 2006, he or she would probably say that it was the same as the past 4 to 8 years they have spent in a Danish asylum centre: time passing, dreaming, hoping and the daily waiting for the fateful letter from the The Danish Immigration Service with “positive or … negative”.
New Times Magazine #69
OUTSTANDING ASYLUM FILES!
New Times Magazine #68
The outcome of the Media Coverage page 03 - Asylum Children Are Under a Microscope page 04 - Rights for asylum seekers, Rights to work and the 1st of May page 05 - “Suicidal Silence”, the article which won the 1st prize ...and many more.
New Times Magazine #67
Ongoing wars, conflicts and humanitarian crises have led to an increasing number of civilians, mostly women and children, being killed, injured, abused, threatened, or displaced
The stage director, Anna Bro, is launching a play called „Sandholm". The play portrays the life conditions of asylum seekers in Denmark.
Due to the cartoon crises between Denmark and the Muslim world, asylum seekers fear that they somehow will be victims of the crisis.
Many refugees are very successful after receiving asylum. An Iraqi professor has founded the first Arabic academy in Denmark.
New Times Magazine #66
Faith – future or failure? Drawing: Pieter Pauwel Rubens / The fall of icarus, 1636, Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels
This issue’s theme. Repatriation programmes have helped asylum seekers get a fresh start in their home countries, but with various levels of success. Read reports from repatriated asylum seekers. Asylum seeker took his life facing deportation.
New Times Magazine #65
THE LIFE OF WAITING
Many rejected asylum seekers are staying for too many years in the centres causing great danger to their mental health. This issue’s theme.
New Times Magazine #64
FIND YOUR WAY... in Danish politics 2005. This month's theme
New Times Magazine #63
HAPPY WITH YOUR ACTIVATION? Asylum seekers evaluate the education and activation scheme.
New Times Magazine #62
New Times Magazine #61
Center Check! Taking the temperature of asylum centres across Denmark.
New Times Magazine #60
Danish Red Cross Asylum Department - 20 Years
New Times Magazine #59
Dialogue with the Danes
How do Danes view foreigners? And what do they think about the current Danish laws aimed at people who were not born in this country? Read this month’s theme...
New Times Magazine #57
Lost your key?
New Times Magazine #56
Hope 2004. Refugees reveal their dreams and wishes for the New Year and tell about their New Year traditions.
New Times Magazine #55
Food is much more than just nutrition. All over the world, food is closely connected to culture, religion, identity, health, and even integration. Preparing a meal and eating together is a way to communicate with each other. Not eating can also be a a form of communication, for instance a cry for help. Read this month's theme on food.
New Times Magazine #54
New Times Magazine #53
Repatriation, integration or back on the run? Read this month's theme
New Times Magazine #52
CONFUSED? WE DON´T BLAME YOU! READ ALL ABOUT THE NEW ACTIVATION LAW
New Times Magazine #43
Want 2 Work
New Times Magazine #40
New Times Magazine #39
Meet the Danes
New Times Magazine #38
May we present YOUR NEW MINISTER
Finally, the tension was relieved.
Bertel Haarder is Denmark’s new Minister of Refugees, Immigrants and Integration.