Tag Archives: Africa

1st African World Social Forum on Migrations: final program available #WSFM


The final program for the World Social Forum on Migrations (WSFM) in Johannesburg has been released. Besides offering a multitude of workshops, plenary sessions etc. the program aims to “build bridges” in several regards. One of those bridges links to … Continue reading

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Not cancelled, not postponed – but at a new venue: World Social Forum on Migrations will start next week in Johannesburg #WSFM


In the past weeks, there have been concerns about the upcoming 6th World Social Forum on Migrations (WSFM) scheduled to take place in Johannesburg from the 5th until the 8th December 2014: Updates about the proceedings had been scarce and … Continue reading

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#Migration Outlook 2014 Pt. I: 6th World Social Forum on Migrations (#WSFM) in Johannesburg


Finally, the dates for the 6th World Social Forum on Migrations (WSFM) have been announced: It will take place from the 5th until the 8th December 2014 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The last two WSFMs have marked the first meetings in Latin … Continue reading

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7 video reports on the 6th Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) now online


The Dutch NGO Noticias has released 7 video reports on different aspects of the GFMD and the current Migration & Development debate in the framework of the media project ‘Picturing Migration’. The interviews and impressions were shot during the 6th … Continue reading

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World Social Forum on Migration 2014 will be held in South Africa


The host of the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) in 2014 has been announced: It will be held in Johannesburg, South Africa. After the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) taking place in Mauritius 10 days ago, this will … Continue reading

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Radio reports from the 2012 GFMD


As in previous years, Radio 1812 is reporting from the Global Forum on Migration and Development.Their first Audio Report has just been published. Here is how they announce it: “Reporter Jenni Roth spoke with key people at the Civil Society … Continue reading

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Same, same, but different? Plans for the Mauritian GFMD in 2012


It feels as if the Swiss meeting has just ended, but the planning for the 2012 GFMD in Mauritius is well under way. Recently, a brainstorming session was held in  Port Louis and at an upcoming meeting of the GFMD Steering Group … Continue reading

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Who would have guessed? Mauritius will host 2012 GFMD


After the June meeting of the “Friends of the Forum” went by without any announcements made regarding the GFMD chair for 2012, many observers were speculating about the host of next years’ meeting. Now it has been revealed: Mauritius offered … Continue reading

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And the next GFMD goes to…Switzerland?


Being a newspaper journalist by training, I have often ranted against blogs for spreading questionable information without giving any sources, mere opinions not marked as such etc.  I don’t want to adhere to “When in Rome…” but here is what I heard … Continue reading

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