facebook feed fist header movement-text refugee-movement-text twitter youtube
Media Watch / press review / School

"Kerstin Breinig" journalist of RBB making propaganda about "Gerhart Hauptmann Schule"

At 14.10.2014 there was a conflict between District, Police and School which led to illegal entrance of more than hundred police forces into the school. “Kerstin Breinig” from RBB and ARD made a big propaganda out of it. Here we get deeper into the issue.

A team of RBB journalists was present at the school while the incident took place. They filmed what happened, made interviews with the police and stated the district officials only. When refugees asked them directly to let them have their voice as well, the TV team completely refused this. One journalist of RBB directly said that she wasn’t interested at all to hear the other side of the story. Which is true, as in their  report about the incident ( which is not accessible online anymore), you can not hear even one sentence or statement from the refugee’s side. This report contained a lot of propaganda aimed to criminalize the people living in the school.

Cursor_and_Erneute_Ausschreitungen_in_Gerhard-Hauptmann-Schule___rbb_Rundfunk_Berlin-BrandenburgThe report starts with: “Wie lange eigentlich noch?”, and continues with the statement of district that they will have no more tolerance against violence, and then informing of a violence case from a refugee against police in the school. They claim that this person injured 4 of 6 police officers, which 3 of them are hardly injured. and goes on with more claims against the refugees in the school.

4 people are talking in this report, 2 of them journalists of RBB repeating the speeches of officials and the other two are police representatives. We don’t see any refugee or any statements of affected refugees represented in this report.

Now, lets have a closer look on what has happened:

After a conflict in the morning of the 14.10.2014, over 100 police officers attacked the school where the refugees live. This was illegal, as based on the agreement with the district the police shall not enter the school. They arrested one refugee and beat him up for half an hour. Then they dragged him away in front of the residents eyes. The police claimed that in the conflict this person would have injured 4 out of the 6 police officers which had arrested him, 3 of them even would have been seriously injured.

Just think about this one claim, one person, not really tall or strong, hardly should be capable of injuring 4 trained policemen in a 1 to 6 fight! How could it be possible that one ordinary man fights 6 trained police officers and injures 4 of them. How can we even imagine this? Did the RBB journalist ever see the police officers attacking the refugee movement? How well equipped and imposing they were? We hold everyone innocent until proven guilty in a fair trial. Was there anything like it in this case, or does the media assume the accused person is a criminal because he is a refugee? Even if this person did offend the law, why should he get beaten up by armed police officers? Why do rbb journalist Kerstin Breinig have no interest in these aspects of this case?

It is just some months ago that the district signed agreement with the school’s inhabitants, stating it’s intention to turn the school into an international refugee center. But last week, against the provisions of the agreement, the district prohibited the refugees from having visitors in the school. This means turning the school into some kind of open prison, or Lager. Does rbb also care about this? And do they question how this sort of open prison could be turned into an international refugee center? Well, obviously that is not the point of interest of German media.

Propaganda is a form of communication aimed towards influencing the attitude of a population toward some cause or position. Propaganda is information that is not objective and used primarily to influence an audience and further an agenda, often by presenting facts selectively (thus possibly lying by omission) to encourage a particular synthesis, or using loaded messages to produce an emotional rather than rational response to the information presented.

What “Kerstin Breinig” from RBB did is propaganda. We sent our answer to the RBB asking to be published, but they didn’t do so.

Here comes the statement of the affected refugee activist about the conflict:


Media Watch

Media Watch / press review

Torture and other Abuses: Turkey, the War in Syria, and the Role of Germany

“Turkish political prisoner and torture victim, in Germany now, faces life in prison if he returns to Turkey, but Germany considers him a terrorist not entitled to asylum based on a Turkish conviction related to torture — torture that bars Germany from deporting him. On the topic of torture the nation of Turkey could teach… Read more »

Featured

german wide movement / News

Aufruf zu bundesweiten Aktionstagen ‚Welcome2stay‘ vom 18. bis zum 23. März 2017

English, Français and Arabic below! انجليزي وعربي تحت! Einfaches Deutsch unten! Alle Flyer unten! Für das Recht zu kommen, zu gehen und zu bleiben Das europäische System der Abschottung wird noch brutaler, Deutschland geht mit immer mehr Abschiebungen voran – lasst uns gemeinsam laut werden! Beteiligt Euch an den bundesweiten Aktionstagen vom 18. bis zum… Read more »

Welcome2stay Aufruf zu bundesweiten Aktionstagen ‚Welcome2stay‘ vom 18. bis zum 23. März 2017
Daily Resistance Newspaper

Distribute the latest edition of Daily Resistance newspaper: Non-citizen Rise Up in Bavaria

Non-citizen Rise Up in Bavaria Dear people of the world, we have published the new issue of the newspaper “Daily Resistance”, and now it’s the time to bring the paper to the hands of people living in the lagers, by you! This issue comes “separately” in 7 languages This issue of Daily Resistance has a… Read more »

Daily Resistance Refugee Protest 2016 Bavaria
german wide movement / News / refugee-struggle / Support/Solidarity / Videos

Protest March Munich to Nuremberg

8th of  October 2016, Munich 33th day at Sendlinger Tor 1st day on Protest March We need your financial support for our protest march from Munich to Nürnberg – read more about it on our web page: refugeestruggle.org Spendenkonto: Account name: Refugee Struggle for Freedom BIC: GENODEM1GLS IBAN: DE 97 4306 0967 8229 1322 00… Read more »

Recent

berlin news / Demo / International Women's Space / News / oplatz

8th March International Women*s Struggle Demo Berlin 16:30, Warschauerstr.

Polnish Spanish English Hebrew Serbo-Croatian French German Persian Turkish Arabic القوة لجميع النساء*** ندعو جميع النساء* للمشاركة بالمظاهرة النسائية العالمية في تاريخ 8 مارس 2017 في تمام الساعة 16:30 في شارع Warschauer strasse في زاوية شارع Revaler strasse حتى الساعة 18:00 حيث سنكون في Oranienplatz نحن نتمرد ضد النظام! نحن نناضل ونرتب عملنا وحياتنا. نحن… Read more »

berlin news / News

Grenzregime 3: Der lange Sommer der Migration

Buchvorstellung – Grenzregime 3 in Berlin Dienstag, 28.02.2017 – 19.30 – k-fetisch (Wildenbruchstraße 86, 12045 Berlin) Buchvorstellung und Diskussion Grenzregime 3: Der lange Sommer der Migration Im Jahr 2015 spitzten sich jene Verhältnisse zu, die bereits zuvor das europäische Grenzregime gekennzeichnet hatten: Die Risse des Dublin-und Schengensystems, die Widersprüche zwischen europäischen Abschottungsversuchen, erstarkendem Nationalismus und… Read more »

Demo / News / Statements / Support/Solidarity

KOMMT AM 8.MÄRZ MIT NACH EISENHÜTTENSTADT!

text in english Kundgebung am 8. März 2017 von 12.30 – 15.00 Uhr vor dem zentralen Erstaufnahmelager (ZAST) Poststrasse 72, Eisenhüttenstadt Wer als Geflüchtete nach Brandenburg kommt, wird zuerst nach Eisenhüttenstadt ins Erstaufnahme- lager gebracht. Hier wird entschieden, ob Du überhaupt eine Chance hast, einen Asylantrag zu stellen. Hier wird über Leben und Tod entschieden…. Read more »

alle bleiben / News

Aktionswochen gegen Abschiebelager in Ingolstadt 04.03.2017

Liebe Interessierte, wir möchten Euch heute auf die Aktionswochen gegen Abschiebelager in Ingolstadt aufmerksam machen. Es ist uns gelungen, ein vielfältiges und interessantes Programm aus Vorträgen, Konzerten und politischen Aktionen zusammenzustellen. Am Samstag, den 04.03. wird es im Rahmen der Veranstaltungen einen Aktionstag mit Demonstration geben. An diesem Tag lohnt es sich also auch für… Read more »

Demo / refugee-struggle / Statements

Anti-Sicherheitskonferenz-Demo München 18ter Februar 2017

Eine unserer Mitstreiterinnen hält auf der Demonstration gegen die sogenannte Sicherheitskonferenz, am 18.02 2017 eine Rede: Die Zeit der Willkommenskultur ist schon längst vorbei. Deutschland ist zum Abschiebeland geworden. Die Geflüchtetenpolitik der Europäischen Union hat eine tödliche Form bekommen. Allein im Jahr 2016 sind 5022 Geflüchtete bei der Flucht über das Mittelmeer gestorben. Die Zahl… Read more »

News

Demonstration against 20th European Police Congres/Demonstration against 20th European Police Congress

  21-22 Şubat 2017 tarihinde düzenlenecek olan 20. Avrupa Polis Kongresi protesto edildi. Düzenlenecek olan Polis kongresinin ana gündemi Avrupa’da genel olarak alınacak güvenlik önlemleri olarak belirlenmiştir. Bu kongre ile Avrupa’daki mülteci, göçmen ve diğer sistem karşıtı hareketlere karşı yeni sınırların ve baskı yasalarının çıkarılması hedeflenmektedir. Kapitalist merkezlerden ihraç edilen silahlarla Avrupa dışındaki bölgelerde sürekli… Read more »