Civishír.hu always tries to make other news relevant to its locality, Debrecen. The article is about the new modifications of the refugee law in Israel. It is funny how it tries to show that Debrecen is treating refugees better.
A short article with pictures about the apprehension of a Palestinian migrant (‘illegal migrant’ according to the article) in front of the Debrecen train station.
Cívishir.hu writes about how the visit by Péter Niedermüller, EP rep of Demokratus Koalicio did not go down well among the local Jobbik circle. At a press conference they complained about how Niedermüller was more concerned about the migrants (was he really? -ed.) than about the locals. They also expressed their wish to make the camp into a closed and self-sufficient one ‘so the Hungarians do not have to look after another group other than the Roma.’ They also emphasized they are not against all refugees because the well-founded applications should be accepted and that these refugees should be helped. However, at the same time, Debrecen should not end up like in western Europe where parts of cities are dominated by immigrants and criminals should not be allowed to stay in the country.
Haon.hu, like other local Debrecen media reports on the press conference that was given by Péter Niedermüller, European Parliament representative about his visit to the camp. According to him, the EU knows little and only negative things about the camp but he will give them a positive feedback as the camp is not worse than any other camp in Europe. He was praising the camp workers and the police for their commitment, expertise, order and security inside the camp. The only negative aspects he mentioned is the shortage of interpreters and social workers and the ‘clashes between the different ethnic groups’. He did not seem to mention the detention facility at all.
Many media covered the story of the trial of the two Algerian refugees in Debrecen. However, hvg.hu stands out with this horrible headline. In the past, we have followed the story/trial of the two Algerians (here and here). The latest articles write about how the second trial after their appeal ended with more or less the same sentences. As we said before, the two sentences (7.5 and 9 years) are extremely high especially because no grievous bodily harm occurred.
Debrecen’s local media, civishir.hu, in its article titled ‘16 years of prison for the Arabs who robbed the twins’ also complains about the cost of interpretation/translation, which exceeded Ft 1 million.
Dehir.hu, local Debrecen media reports on how a local man tried to drive 4 Afghans to the west from Debrecen. The police seemed to know about the action already and their colleagues at the border with Slovenia stopped the car. Apparently, a Serbian ‘commissioned’ the Debrecen man to do this action.
Hajdú Online publishes a short opinion piece on how Afghan refugees helped the police to catch smugglers. (see more here.) It intends to be witty but it is actually a rather pathetic piece of writing. It starts with the exclamation: ‘These illegal migrants! The border offenders only reached Hungary from Afghanistan even though their dream was to arrive to the West. But they were caught red-handed and the domino started to fall. And they are just falling and falling.’
Hajdú Online publishes statements regarding check-ups by the press person of the OIN. Daragó talks about how the ‘illegal migrants’ (sic!) receive testing before they are sent to camps and talks about the different steps. She reassures the media that nobody has been even suspected of carrying Ebola. Within the Debrecen camp they had very few cases of HIV and TB.
Hir24.hu reports on a press conference given by the dean of Debrecen University. According to the dean his university has the most, 740, students from the African region affected. He said there is no reason for alarm because all the students have been here for a while but they are asking students not to go home for autumn or winter break. They also gave a detailed report on two Nigerian students who became sick, but not of Ebola, and they are not from the affected area, anyway — but they were Africans!
Hajdú Online reports on the press conference of a local party (DISZ) candidate in Debrecen. Among other things she talks about the area around the camp, the conditions of it and how afraid the locals are of the people inside the camp. She emphasized that it is the locals whose living conditions should be improved if they ‘have to put up with the situation that was forced upon them.’