CARA dedicates considerable energy to awareness-raising activities, central to which are the print and broadcast media.

Through this active engagement, CARA seeks to provide a public voice for persecuted, displaced and dispossessed academics; draw attention to their plight; challenge existing and proposed legislation, policies and practices that impact negatively on their lives; provide a balanced voice to counter negative and downright false portrayals in the press of asylum seekers and refugees, amongst whom academics form a distinct subgroup; and educate the public whose perceptions are all too often fuelled by the worst kind of media scaremongering.