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Fakt: Bautzen

Nomination 2017
European CIVIS Television Prize – magazines

Authors:Arndt Ginzel, Thomas Datt, Alexander Greiner
Editorial:Jörg Wildermuth (MDR)
Report, MDR/ARD

Right-wing groups are exerting increased pressure on left-wing supporters and foreigners in the town of Bautzen in Saxony. In September 2016, the situation escalates: there are violent clashes between young refugees and locals, among them some right-wing extremists, in the town centre of Bautzen. The initiators are several aggressive asylum-seekers, some of whom allow themselves to be provoked by right-wing extremists. For underage refugees, a curfew is temporarily imposed. The right-wing extremists believe themselves to be victorious and threaten with further riots.

Excerpt from the jury’s statement
100 right-wing followers hunt 20 refugees – a highly political issue, frightening, convincing.

right wing populism/ right wing radicalism/ right wing extremism   

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