Multiethnic youth magazine based in Aarhus, Denmark. Founded in 2003 by Mohammed Hawa and Mohamadnour Hawa
Mohammed Hawa was a young student when he decided to make a magazine with subjects like sports, spare time, and scientific material that one could gain new knowledge from. Consequently, in 1998 the first issue of Mr. Hawa's magazine was published. Friends, family, and teachers loved the magazine, and interested people started contacting Mohammed to get hold of it. At this point, his cousin and current Vice President of Point of View, Mohamadnour Hawa, joined in and together they formed a new magazine, the M & M magazine. The target group was young people of their own age and the magazine was designed at home and printed at an uncle's copy center. Over a period of two years, Mohammed and Mohamadnour published a total of eleven issues and a jubilee publication announcing their new initiative, the magazine Point of View. In the words of Mohamadnour, the purpose of Point of View is: “…to get many people to write articles and to involve the many immigrants and 'New Danes' in the work on the magazine and in this way show the world the many positive sides and advantages that other media often overlook.” With the intention of motivating a lot of young immigrants, the magazine received financial support from the Urban Program in Aarhus, and published its first issue in December 2003 with the help of a lot of energetic young people who wanted to be part of the project. The goal of the two cousins is for everyone in Aarhus to become acquainted with Point of View and recognize its integration potentials through its actual engagement of young people and production of alternative role models.
Contribution: Participates in the youth hearing “What Would You Do If You Became Minister of Integration?” on Saturday, October 23, 2004, from 3 – 7 pm in Station 1: The Equestrian Hall, Aarhus.