Denmark publishes anti-refugee ad campaign


     The Danish government’s much-discussed advertising campaign publicising recent welfare cuts made their debut in Lebanese newspapers on Monday.

Just as the first wave of refugees began arriving in Denmark from Austria and Germany over the weekend, the Danish government has kicked off an advertising campaign meant to keep them away. 

Shortly after the government announced in July that it would significantly cut benefits to asylum seekers, Integration Minister Inger Støjberg said that she would make sure that asylum seekers and human smugglers were directly informed of the policy change through advertising and social media campaigns.

On Monday, the first adverts from the Danish government were published in four Lebanese newspapers. 
An English-language version, published in Lebanon’s The Daily Star, informs readers that “Denmark has decided to tighten the regulations concerning refugees in a number of areas.”