Migration Media Award: Second Place, Radio Category Arabic
Author: Abdulmomen Lierabi
Media: BBC Arabic
Date of Publication: May 11, 2018
Title: The 5844 Hour Trip to Europe
Short summary: Samir and his friend try to reach Europe secretly, no matter how. The harsh living conditions in Algeria, after ten years of unremarkable work and low wages, have led them to travel through Turkey. The journey of immigration begins secretly through Greece, Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia before they manage to get to Western Europe. The report is a narrative by the immigrant Samir about everything he experienced during his journey, and about his disappointment when he did not reach the desired paradise, but found the reality he harder than he thought.
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