Dik Manusch

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Dik Manusch
TypeStreet newspaper
EditorBritt-Inger Lundqvist,[1] Helen Hugosson Strandemo[2]
Founded2015 (2015)
LanguageSwedish
Ceased publication2017 (2017)

Dik Manusch (Romani: See the Person, Se människan translated to Swedish)[3] was a street newspaper published in northern Sweden. First published in early 2015 and focused on the Västerbotten province, the newspaper aimed to help homeless European Union migrants – who are primarily Romani people from the Balkans, especially Romania[4] – to support themselves by providing an alternative to begging on the streets.[5] Distributed for free to the migrants, each newspaper was sold for 50 Swedish krona, the profits going entirely to the seller.[6] A second purpose was to create a debate in Swedish society about the conditions faced by these people.[7]

Preparations for the newspaper began in 2014, on suggestion from Ilile Dumitru, who had seen Situation Sthlm being sold by the homeless of Stockholm.[8][9] The newspaper was created by the association SAMS, a coalition of several different organizations and churches in Skellefteå.[10] The first issue – numbering 5,000 – was printed by Norran, and featured content created by various writers on a non-profit basis.[11] The second issue, with 15,000 prints, was likewise printed by Norran and financed by volunteer donations. To support the newspaper an association called the Dik Manusch Vänner (Friends of Dik Manusch in English) was formed.[12]

In the beginning of 2017, the editorial staff came to the conclusion that they no longer got enough content sent in to be able to publish an issue.[13] A few months later it was decided to disband the association and to cease publishing the newspaper.[13][14]

In November 2018, former Dik Manusch editor Britt-Inger Lundqvist started the online newspaper DIKKO which claims to be a successor publication to Dik Manusch.[15]

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  1. ^ Saha, Catarina (11 February 2015). "Köp inte tiggarnas tidning i Umeå". Västerbottens-Kuriren (in Swedish). Umeå. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  2. ^ Sykes, Abigail (9 December 2014). "Ny gatutidning för EU-migranter". Landets Fria Tidning (in Swedish). Stockholm. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  3. ^ Westberg, Fredrik (4 March 2015). "Virkar mattor i stället för att tigga". Östersunds-Posten (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  4. ^ Berglund, Stina (26 February 2014). "Romerna lever i total misär – i hela Sverige". ETC (in Swedish). Stockholm. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  5. ^ Sandgren, Göran (12 January 2015). "Tidning ska hjälpa tiggare". Sveriges Television, Västerbottensnytt (in Swedish). Umeå. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  6. ^ Ahlqvist, Oskar (13 March 2015). "Webb-TV: Kabaré till stöd för hemlösa". Norrbottens-Kuriren (in Swedish). Luleå. Archived from the original on 15 July 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  7. ^ Apel Röstlund, Johan (10 January 2015). "Vi vill skapa jämbördiga möten". Arbetaren (in Swedish). Stockholm. Archived from the original on 8 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  8. ^ Lundström, Emma (18 March 2015). "Rapport från ett husvagnsläger". Internationalen (in Swedish). Stockholm. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  9. ^ Wemmenhed, Ulrik (19 December 2014). "Ny tidning försöker överbrygga en maktobalans". Feministiskt Perspektiv (in Swedish). Stockholm. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  10. ^ Bergner, Magnus (12 January 2015). "Premiär idag för tiggarnas tidning Dik Manusch". Sveriges Radio, P4 Västerbotten (in Swedish). Umeå. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  11. ^ Ekman, Mats (2 January 2015). "Chans att få veta mer om tiggarna". Norran (in Swedish). Skellefteå. Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  12. ^ Bergner, Magnus (3 May 2015). "Andra numret av Dik Manusch ute". Sveriges Radio, P4 Västerbotten (in Swedish). Umeå. Archived from the original on 27 May 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015.
  13. ^ a b Lindberg, Hjalmar (24 June 2017). "Tidningen Dik Manusch lägger ner" [The newspaper Dik Manusch ceases operations]. Sveriges Radio, P4 Västerbotten (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 10 April 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  14. ^ Tajik, Amir (26 July 2017). "Tidningen Dik Manusch läggs ner" [The newspaper Dik Manusch ceases operations]. Sveriges Radio, P4 Västerbotten (in Swedish). Archived from the original on 11 April 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2020.
  15. ^ "Om Dikko" [About Dikko]. dikko.nu (in Swedish). n.d. Archived from the original on 12 July 2020. Retrieved 12 July 2020. Dik Manusch lades ner i slutet av 2017. I november 2018 återuppstod Dik Manusch som nättidningen och bytte namn till DIKKO.

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