Budapest, September 2 (MTI) – Amnesty International (AI) Hungary is launching an information campaign ahead of the Oct. 2 referendum on European Union migrant quotas, the organisation said on Friday.
The aim of the campaign dubbed “learnmoreaboutit” is to better inform Hungarian voters about the referendum, migrants and asylum seekers, AI Hungary said in a statement. “Unlike the government’s xenophobic campaign”, the organisation wants to present an objective and precise picture to those people who really want to know what the referendum is about, it added.
A new blog entry will be posted every week to clear up false information about the subject, answer the most frequently asked questions about refugees and asylum seekers, and analyse the true purpose of the referendum.
Various events are planned, including film screenings, discussions and lessons about human rights in the month ahead. Detailed information is available on the organisation’s website and people will get a chance to ask questions in person, the statement said.
AI Hungary noted that Hungary sealed its border with Serbia on September 15, 2015, “shutting out people in need of international help”. To mark the anniversary, a street action and public installation is planned on Sept. 15 this year.