Everyone in The Netherlands has an opinion on refugees, but what means do refugees have to influence this opinion?
De Nieuwste Amsterdammer is Holland's first mass media platform by refugees. A print newspaper with a circulation of 50.000, created by a team of 23 current and former residents of the asylum seeker center in Amsterdam. They are coached by 5 professional journalists from Holland's biggest newspapers (a.o. NRC, De Volkskrant, Trouw) and 2 industry leading photographers (Robin de Puy and Jan Dirk van der Burg) in creating high quality journalistic content from their own perspective.
Why create a digital platform ánd a print newspaper? Being able to physically place our project into the homes of tens of thousands of people - who might not use the internet often or at all - gave us a way to break the digital (filter) bubble, and reach a key part of our target audience.
The printed 'De Nieuwste Amsterdammer' launched on February 6 2021 with a circulation of 50.000. Check out the website, Instagram or full paper by clicking on the images below.