Tabor, South Bohemia, Nov 2 (CTK) – The refugee crisis is the topic highlighted by the 16th Weeks Against Racism and Xenophobia festival that started in Tabor Monday, offering meetings with the staff who work with migrants and presenting the media approach to the issue, Roman Varga said on behalf of the organisers.

The organising Cheiron T company wants to offer an undistorted picture of migrants and the refugee crisis, Varga said.

“I have personal experience with foreigners and refugees and I am sorry that a lot of untrue information circulates among people, which do not correspond to reality,” Varga said.

“That is why we have devoted the festival exclusively to the debates with experts on the refugee phenomenon,” Varga said.

Guests to the festival will include Jan Molacek, public Czech Television reporter with whom people can discuss the way the media cover the refugee crisis.

Other guests will be representatives of the Czech Organisation in Aid of Refugees, which has been working with migrants, not only in the Czech Republic, for more than 20 years, and volunteer Lukas Stritesky, who also met refugees directly on the Hungarian border.

The festival will end on Friday by meeting with the Hatefree culture organisation that monitors and assesses displays of hatred on the Internet.