“Escaping Eritrea” – Filmscreening and Input

Thursday, September 9th, 19.00-21.00, ZWZ, Neue Hard 12, 8005 Zurich, Kantine, 5th floor

Film (E) und Discussion – Eritrean Media Association 

Even though people from Eritrea make up the largest percentage of refugees in Switzerland, there is still little knowledge and a lot of disinformation about the repressive dictatorship in Eritrea. This is also because it is almost impossible to film and investigate in Eritrea. Eritreischer Medienbund Schweiz presents the PBS Frontline investigative documentary film «Escaping Eritrea», which provides a rare glimpse into the regime’s arbitrary detention methods, indefinite forced conscription into the military and torture. Yet in Switzerland, more and more Eritrean asylum seekers receive negative decisions. After the screening, several experts will provide inputs on the situation of Eritreans living in Switzerland. 

Trigger warning: Images and stories of state and military violence. ​​​​​​​

About Eritrean Media Association 

With more than 40,000 people, the Eritrean diaspora in Switzerland is one of the largest in Europe. Nevertheless, its members hardly have a say in the public. The Eritrean Media Association Switzerland (EMBS) was founded in 2015 out of the need to actively participate in the public debate. People from the Eritrean diaspora as well as Swiss citizens are involved in the EMBS. Their common goal is to use media appearances, events, panel discussions, reports and social media presence to inform and involve the public and to bring the discourse back to an informed level. In addition, the Media Alliance uses its platforms to communicate important information about life in Switzerland to Eritreans*. 



Donnerstag, 9. September, 19.00-21.00 Uhr, ZWZ (Alte Zentralwäscherei), Neue Hard 12, 8005 Zürich, Kantine, 5. OG

ፊልም (ኢ) ከምኡውን ምይይጥ – ማሕበር መራኸቢ ብዙሓን ኤርትራ / Film (E) und Diskussion – Eritreischer Medienbund)

ኣብ ስዊዘርላንድ ካብ ዝርከቡ ስደተኛታት እቶም ዝበዝሑ ካብ ኤርትራ ዝመጹ እኳ እንተዀኑ ብዛዕባ እቲ ጨቋኒ ውልቀ ምልካዊ ስርዓት ግን ውሑድ ፍልጠትን(ሓቅታትን) ብዙሕ ዝተዋቐዐ ሓበሬታን ኣሎ። እዚ ዝዀነሉ ምኽንያት ከኣ ኣብ ኤርትራ ፊልም ንምስኣልን ምርምር ንምግባርን ዳርጋ ፈጺሙ ዘይከኣል ብምዃኑ እዩ።

ማሕበር መራኸቢ ብዙሓን ኤርትራዊ- ስዊዘርላንድ ነታ ብ PBS ፍሮንትላይን እተዳለወት „ካብ ኤርትሩ ምህዳም“ ዘርእስታ  መርማሪት ፊልም የቕረብ። እዚ ኸኣ ብዛዕባ እቲ ስርዓት ብዘይ ፍቓድ ዝግበር ናይ ማእሰርቲ ሜላታትን ንውትህድርና ንዘልኣለም ንክኽተቡ ኣገዲድካ ምእታውን ከምኡውን ብዛዕባ ስቓይ ምስትውዓል ይህብ። ይኹን እምበር ቍጽሮም እናወሰኸ ዝኸይድ ዘሎ ኣብ ስዊዘርላንድ ዝርከቡ ዑቕባ ዝደልዩ ኤርትራውያን ኣሉታዊ ውሳነ ይወሃቦም  ኣሎ፡ (ይንጸጉ ኣለዉ) ።

ደድሕሪ እታ ፊልም ሓያሎ ክኢላታት ብዛዕባ ኩነታት እቶም ኣብ ስዊዘርላንድ ዝነብሩ ኤርትራውያን ሓበሬታ ክህቡ እዮም።

መጠንቀቕታ፡ ብዛዕባ መንግስትን ወተሃደራዊ ዓመጽን ዝገልጽ ስእልታትን ዛንታታትን።