Migrant Worker television
|Name||Migrant Worker Television, Seoul, South Korea|
|Aim||"gathering the voices of migrant workers in Korea and enhancing the communication among them [...] draw public attention to the human rights issues of migrant workers. [...] Apart from the broadcasting, MWTV also promots various socio-cultural programs such as media education, and a film festival."|
|Staff||about 10, including volunteers|
|People reached||MWTV reaches virtually every migrant worker in Korea.|
The non-profit MWTV has been founded by Burmese migrant workers themselves to shed light on their situation and give their struggle appropriate media coverage. They have done this successfully for a number of years and have grown to be a trusted instance for many migrant workers.
This video about the "thwarted Korean dream" illustrates how MWTV works.
We visit the small office of MWTV near Namsan, Seoul, and talk to some of the volunteering journalists. It's a nice atmosphere, suitable for a small ambitious organization that is de facto the nerve center of many of the migrant workers social activities.
We endorse and support MWTV because it does a great job, both in offering migrant workers reliable news in their mother tongue and creating awareness among the Korean public, that sadly tends to dislike the situation, rather than embracing it as an opportunity for cultural exchange and moral self-improvement.