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The Power Of Television Compels You - good idea or bad?

#1
The Independent said:
Switzerland's right-wing government is funding a television advertising campaign in Africa that depicts Africans begging and being arrested in Europe in an attempt to deter would-be immigrants from travelling to the Continent in search of work and a better future.

The adverts, which have been aired on prime-time television in Nigeria and Cameroon, show African immigrants in Europe living in asylum camps, begging on the streets, being arrested by police but also phoning home and pretending they are faring well.

"Fleeing does not mean starting a new life," is the last message of the film which was broadcast on Nigerian state television at half-time during a televised football match between Switzerland and Nigeria last week.
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So - have we missed a trick here, or has someone not thought this through? What would a British ad look like, I wonder? :twisted:
 
#3
ExplodingTrousers said:
The Independent said:
Switzerland's right-wing government is funding a television advertising campaign in Africa that depicts Africans begging and being arrested in Europe in an attempt to deter would-be immigrants from travelling to the Continent in search of work and a better future.

The adverts, which have been aired on prime-time television in Nigeria and Cameroon, show African immigrants in Europe living in asylum camps, begging on the streets, being arrested by police but also phoning home and pretending they are faring well.

"Fleeing does not mean starting a new life," is the last message of the film which was broadcast on Nigerian state television at half-time during a televised football match between Switzerland and Nigeria last week.
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So - have we missed a trick here, or has someone not thought this through? What would a British ad look like, I wonder? :twisted:
It would be no good as the immigrants that beg over here are not arrested. They are just given a few copies of the big issue and sorted out.....Go on tell me, you have NEVER seen any foriegn big issue seller?
 
#4
Im particularly partial to the parisian beggers who hand out little flyers on the metro saying things like "SVP, I am 189 years old, I have no home, no money, my children are all dead and my dog was raped by a gang of hell's angels. I need 300 euro to buy food for the day."
 
#5
EX_REME said:
It would be no good as the immigrants that beg over here are not arrested. They are just given a few copies of the big issue and sorted out.....Go on tell me, you have NEVER seen any foriegn big issue seller?
Me personally? To be honest, I seem to miss them altogether these days, but the last foreign one I knew of was Irish. Then again, perhaps it's because I live by a smallish town, which I usually avoid during the day..

Just out of interest, do you think there's no point to prevention anymore?
 
#6
ExplodingTrousers said:
EX_REME said:
It would be no good as the immigrants that beg over here are not arrested. They are just given a few copies of the big issue and sorted out.....Go on tell me, you have NEVER seen any foriegn big issue seller?
Me personally? To be honest, I seem to miss them altogether these days, but the last foreign one I knew of was Irish. Then again, perhaps it's because I live by a smallish town, which I usually avoid during the day..

Just out of interest, do you think there's no point to prevention anymore?
My views on this have been put on arrse more than a few times so will not help this thread to goto the hole.
 

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