Abed, 14

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Abed, 14, is a Syrian boy who used to be a refugee in Athens.

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A Swedish TV reporter stepped out of his role as a journalist and helped him get to Sweden. The touching story is part of TV program Fosterland, which you can watch here:

http://www.svtplay.se/video/2570565/fosterland/avsnitt-1

http://www.svtplay.se/video/2570566/fosterland/avsnitt-2

As for the rest of the content, it’s a classic “good reporter meets the freaks” documentary à la Michael Moore. Meaning: You seek out some nationalistic wackos, try to understand “how they think”, let them speak so freely about it that everyone think they’re lunatic, stare shocked at them while asking a few extremely obvious questions like “should we stop a mother with her kids at the border?”, wait for the negative answer, and then cash out: Congratulations – You’re A Good Person and will shortly be awarded with The Swedish Grand Journalism Prize!

But the parts with Abed are adorable. I wish him all the best in his new home country!

One thought on “Abed, 14

  1. It was our Swedish foreign minister who took home the boy in the government’s plane and not a journalist:-)

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