Podcast – Mundus Journalism Radio Planet Mundus – Department Slow News
Episode 2 – 30/11/2018
Published online: Planet Mundus

How do internationals in Denmark experience crises back in their home countries?

For every person, going abroad to study or to work it is a huge discussion. We leave behind family and friends, familiarity, a nice apartment or unfinished projects.

But for some, it is again harder – because they leave their countries while their own people are suffering from a humanitarian and political crisis. This is the case for quite a few of our fellow students at Mundus Journalism.

South America hardly makes it to the news here in Denmark even though huge crises make people suffer outside of our attention.

For example, in Brazil with newly elected right-wing president Bolsonaro, people get threatened every day and the future of the country is unclear. Or in Nicaragua hundreds of people got killed by government forces during peaceful manifestations and the president still won’t step down.

We will talk to our Brazilian and Nicaraguan friends from the program to learn more about these situations back in their home countries and also we will have the chance to listen to other Latin American women who have a lot of expat and activism experience here in Denmark while the countries they call home are in bad situations.

We will talk about their personal experiences and difficulties, but also about possibilities to act while being abroad, giving us hope to change something, no matter where you are. Also, you will have the chance to learn more about support possibilities being an international friend here in Aarhus.

Listen here …

… or directly on Soundcloud.

More information:
Follow Dánae from Nicaragua on Twitter: @DanaeVilchez
Article by Dánae in the Washington Post (in Spanish)
Café MellemFolk Aarhus
Network for Refugee Voices


In this podcast I took over the role of the narrator which includes the writing of the whole narration, discussion of all presented parts and production of all parts I speak. Also, I conducted the interview with the Brazilian guests and edited the audio.


This episode of the #SlowNews podcast was first published on November 30, 2018 on Planet Mundus.

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