tünews INTERNATIONAL: Almost like the FAZ for refugees

By Wolfgang Sannwald “So this is practically a national newspaper, like the FAZ.” Baden-Württemberg’s Minister President Winfried Kretschmann did not shy away from big names during his editorial visit to tünews INTERNATIONAL on 16 August 2022, drawing a comparison with the renowned German Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. With so much flattery, I could only smile: “Yes, exactly the right comparison, Mr Kretschmann …” However, six more follow-up questions from the head of the Baden-Württemberg government conveyed that we need to explain tünews INTERNATIONAL better. What makes tünews INTERNATIONAL tick cannot simply be described by comparisons, not even by a comparison with… Read More

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Editorial: tünews-Ukraine

By Wolfgang Sannwald The German Foundation for Commitment and Volunteering has awarded tünews INTERNATIONAL a grant of 44,650 euros. We had submitted an application for the organisational development of tünews Ukraine. The grant was awarded on 25 August within the framework of the programme “EHRENAMT HILFT GEMEINSAM – ankommen, mitmachen, Gesellschaft gestalten”. At present, we are conducting workshops on the organisational development of tünews INTERNATIONAL. We are preparing structures that will enable us to better serve the information needs of refugees from Ukraine in addition to our existing activities. We have formed a preparatory team for this purpose. This team… Read More

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Disinformation about racism towards refugees

By Wolfgang Sannwald The Ukraine war is also an information war. Currently, statements about journalists and politicians in Europe are circulating in social media. They would allegedly say publicly that blue-eyed and blond war victims from Ukraine are much closer to them emotionally than, for example, those from the Arabic or Persian-speaking regions. This is linked to accusations of racism. The “Deutsche Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung” (German Centre for Integration and Migration Research) (DeZIM) investigates developments and trends regarding racism in Germany. It published survey results in its “Nationaler Diskriminierungs- und Rassismusmonitor” (National Discrimination and Racism Monitor) (NaDiRa) on… Read More

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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 on the website www.tuenews.de, this corporate form is intended to free the association’s board of directors from liability risk. The district council of the district of Tübingen makes tünews INTERNATIONAL… Read More

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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 a special way. And this information is pouring in on them not only via television programs, but around the clock via social media. Above all, images and sounds awaken memories… Read More

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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 the end of November. We consistently research and write our own news. We do not publish opinion pieces, but factual and fact-based reports. Our news is published in four languages:… Read More

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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 China’s in mineral resources, and Russia’s concern about terrorist attacks in neighboring countries like Tajikistan. Of warlords who want to regain power. Which money is used to establish which order?… Read More

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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 on earth, it causes people to die. Yet, a big difference is made by the condition of societies in which the virus spreads. Is there enough prosperity in order to… Read More

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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 opinions and speculations with reliable research and verified information. And this too in four languages: German, English, Arabic and Dari. On the occasion of the Corona pandemic, we are taking… Read More

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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 opinions and speculations with reliable research and verified information. And this too in four languages: German, English, Arabic and Dari. On the occasion of the Corona pandemic, we are taking… Read More

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