On Tuesday 18 June, UAI had its first public “coming out” in Rome at the Foreign Correspondent’s Association. Sarah Hammerl’s report on criminalisation of asylum was the topic of a panel discussion with the Rome Guardian correspondent, the Director of Avvenire, the Deputy Director of the ANSA news agency and NGO colleagues from INTERSOS and “in Difesa di…” and UAI co-founder Antonio Donini. About 40 journalists attended as well as as friends from humanitarian NGOs. There was a spirited discussion on how to counter the erosion of asylum and the criminalisation agenda of the EU and individual donors. The entire meeting can be viewed on the UAI page on Facebook. A big thanks to INTERSOS for making this possible! At the same time, the meeting was an opportunity to publicly launch the Italian chapter of UAI.
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