The news service Amal, Hamburg! offers information to people in Hamburg in Arabic and Persian about the cultural, political and social life of the Hanseatic city.
People who have immigrated to Germany need information and access to media in order to be able to participate in social life and democratic issues. During the phase of aarival they are more successful in their mother tongue than in German.
Hamburg lacks a high-quality journalistic supply which provides information on what is happening in the city, which topics are being discussed and which tips can make daily life easier.
Amal, Hamburg! closes this information gap and as an online platform offers important news on regional and nationwide topics in Arabic, Persian and partially also in German. Journalists who have fled Afghanistan, Syria and Iran and live in exile in Germany speak and write here. They share their view of daily life in their mother tongues.
Amal, Hamburg! integrates its readers interactively via Facebook and builds a bridge to the urban community. In cooperation with the Körber-Stiftung, the editorial department raises questions about cohesion in the city. In Arabic and Persian, the word Amal means hope - also to become active citizens of the city and to enter a dialogue about issues on a joint future.
Amal, Hamburg! is a project of the Evangelische Journalistenschule and the Körber-Stiftung, supported by the Hamburger Abendblatt and the Evangelische Kirche in Deutschland.