The dangers of being a refugee advocate

Published November 28, 2018


An article on The Daily Beast about a refugee advocate who received threats of rape and murder after the release of a secretly recorded and doctored video aimed at discrediting aid workers helping asylum seekers on the island of Lesbos in Greece interviews Hilary Weaver, professor of social work. "Misleading editing, misrepresenting actions and propaganda are all problematic and shift focus from compelling humanitarian issues," she said. “We are all better off if we can keep an open mind, think critically and act thoughtfully and compassionately.”


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