Ansan City, in cooperation with local media companies, runs a multicultural newspaper subscription project. It aims to provide non-nationals with a range of information and inform them about the city’s policies. The multicultural newspaper is published twice a month, with a circulation of 20,000 copies. The city invests 30,024,000 KRW (approximately 23,400 euros) annually in this project.
Ansan City’s media department also works with broadcasting companies in South Korea to publicise international cuisines, intercultural education, intercultural streets, and Ansan City’s non-nationals policy. In 2019, seven episodes were filmed and aired.
As part of its non-nationals’ employment support initiatives, Ansan City runs a course for Information Technology Qualification (ITQ) test-takers. As part of vocational capacity building education, the city runs classes to teach residents how to use YouTube, social networks, and blogs.
Ansan City was the first in South Korea to enact an ordinance on non-nationals’ human rights in 2009. There is also a non-nationals’ human rights monitoring programme in place, which helps the city develop recommendations in cooperation with the Gyeonggi Institute of Research and Policy Development for Migrants' Human Rights as well as to pursue awareness improvement campaigns, although the city does not have authority to impose direct sanctions.
The city also runs a watchdog on social media which is difficult and is keen to develop countermeasures in this regard in the future. Ansan City works closely with local medial to form positive public opinions.