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Editorial: Great support in the district council

Editorial: Great support in the district council

By Wolfgang Sannwald "If tünews INTERNATIONAL didn't exist, you'd have to invent it," Jürgen Hirning of the Green Party figuratively "tipped his hat" at the April 27, 2022 meeting of the Tübingen County Social and Cultural Committee. Wolfgang Sannwald had reported a formal change to the committee. In 2021, the supporting association KulturGUT e.V. founded its own non-profit company tünews INTERNATIONAL gUG (haftungsbeschränkt). In view of the 3.5 million hits...
Editorial: The war in Ukraine and us

Editorial: The war in Ukraine and us

By Wolfgang Sannwald There has been war in Ukraine since 2014. At the end of February 2022, Russia escalated this war by a large-scale attack. Several hundred thousand people are fleeing from there, mainly towards the European Union (EU). The editorial team of tünews INTERNATIONAL includes many colleagues who have fled to Germany themselves since 2015, including from Syria and Afghanistan. Information about the war in Ukraine affect them in...

tünews INTERNATIONAL gained reach in 2021

By Wolfgang Sannwald More and more people are taking notice of tünews INTERNATIONAL. This has been confirmed by the doubled number of clicks on our articles. We have been collecting click figures since March 15th, 2020, when we switched from printed wall newspapers and magazines to digital e-news in the middle of the first Corona lockdown. In 2020, we published 609 news stories online; in 2021, we published 391 by...
Bewilderment concerning the situation of the people in Afghanistan

Bewilderment concerning the situation of the people in Afghanistan

What should we at tünews INTERNATIONAL write about the change of power in Afghanistan? We discussed this for hours in our editorial meeting. We heard about the bafflement of our colleagues whose family members have died in the almost five-decade-long war. Suddenly everything in vain? Of relatives who had previously worked as teachers or in administration. We wondered what future awaits them now? With Iran's interest in water resources and...

Corona on a global scale

Wolfgang Sannwald The Corona-virus has infected approximately four million people worldwide. Until may 5th, more than 250.000 deaths are accredited to the pandemic. Both numbers continue to rise. In this global crisis, it has become clear once more that people cannot be separated by nationality, language, skin colour or religion. The pathogen impairs people that are from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Germany or anywhere else in the same way. Everywhere...

Editorial Corona

“Where is the information in migrant languages” was the headline of the Viennese newspaper “Der Standard” on 12th March 2020 on the corona crisis. Only isolated information on the facts about the corona virus and the measures taken because of it can be found on the Internet. We hear about many opinions, fears or even trivializations on social networks. tünews INTERNATIONAL is following its mission: We want to counteract vague...

Editorial Corona

"Where is the information in migrant languages" was the headline of the Viennese newspaper "Der Standard" on 12th March 2020 on the corona crisis. Only isolated information on the facts about the corona virus and the measures taken because of it can be found on the Internet. We hear about many opinions, fears or even trivializations on social networks. tünews INTERNATIONAL is following its mission: We want to counteract vague...

We stick with the term “refugees”

The approximately 20 employees of tünews INTERNATIONAL expressed considerable unease about the term “refugees”. A workshop held in Bad Liebenzell from 6 to 8 December 2019 dealt with the future of the media project and the designation of the target group. The workshop in Bad Liebenzell was attended by members of the editorial staff who have come to Germany since 2015, four of them from Syria, one from Iraq, one...

tünews INTERNATIONAL qualifies

Everyone who participates benefits from tünews INTERNATIONAL. This was the result of a survey from our workshop, which went from December 6 to 8, 2019 in Bad Liebenzell. About 20 editorial members were there. More German language practice: this was our most popular suggestion, with nine votes from refugees. There were also social aspects such as fun (9) and in-depth discussions in the group. Mostafa Elyasian emphasized that the editorial...

Our magazine: a bridge between cultures

Our magazine: a bridge between cultures Cumin and potato salad: both mean home for Hajera Sheikh. Hajera is part of the editorial team at tünews INTERNATIONAL. At a workshop in Bad Liebenzell (December 6 to 8, 2019) the editorial team dealt with the topic of home, among other themes. Throughout the workshop, they called home a space where friends and family members are. The team recalled memories of home and...

Journalism, how we want it

Journalism, how we want it In Nagold, the editors of tünews INTERNATIONAL spent a weekend (November 9-10, 2019) working on their writing. We are concerned with trust. Trust is the cement of our society and the basis for integration. We at tünews INTERNATIONAL are working to ensure that the putty of trust also works with our newspaper. We do a lot to make ourselves credible, based on credible information from...

The most important stories, delivered in short

The most important stories, delivered in short E-news is the backbone of the service section of tünews INTERNATIONAL. The editorial team learned this in Nagold at a news laboratory on November 9 and 10, 2019. For the e-news, our writers scan the information from the press offices of federal ministries, associations and institutions. From the numerous articles, they filter what could be of interest to refugees. Or the editorial staff...

Our Arabic and Dari language e-news articles are in demand

Our Arabic and Dari language e-news articles are in demand Who is interested in tick bites? The topic topped the leaderboard for tünews INTERNATIONAL’s e-news in 2019, but only in the Arabic and Dari language versions. E-news is the name we use for our short reports on a topic. The different language versions are available separately on our online platform www.tunewsinternational.com. We can see which article has been viewed by...

6000 viewers for tünews INTERNATIONAL

Wolfgang Sannwald Editorial ideas 6000 viewers for tünews INTERNATIONAL “Now I’m motivated”, said Reem Al Sagheer as she heard the latest tünews INTERNATIONAL figures. 6000 views on one of our online posts isn’t uncommon, and sometimes we reach 15,000 viewers. The 20-year-old student Reem works with refugees in the editorial office of the media project. At a workshop in Bad Liebenzell from December 6-8, 201, she learned how popular her...