Author: Sana Mhimdi
Intro: “Death or the European dream” is a slogan carried by some young Tunisians to justify their motivation to migrate, and their “death flights” to the shores of the old continent. Irregular migration has increased in Tunisia, and has been widely seen in videos documenting the journey of hundreds of Tunisians on their boats to the European Union. This story is about the reaction of people on social media about illegal migration and features a selfie video of a father with his children crossing the Mediterranean in his boat which was seen thousands of times and caused very mixed and emotional reaction.
This story was produced with OPEN Media Hub support as a result of the advanced online reporting workshop in Tunisia in November, 2017.
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