unpublished page for le monde diplomatique
Jan Bachmann and I made this page on request of the German le monde diplomatique in summer 2013.
At that time, a heavy campaign to criminalize the refugee protest camp on Oranienplatz, Berlin-Kreuzberg, was going on. Media coverage often did not quote or feature the refugees themselves, but politicians or other so-called experts. Our comic strip is a reaction, or a comment, on the media coverage of a press conference given by the speakers of the camp. After the conference, almost solely the district mayor was quoted, while the positions of the refugees were left out. We decided to only include the refugees’ positions in the strip. However, the editorial board of lmd decided not to print the strip.