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Our Beyond Borders exhibition
Voices Beyond Borders

This short documentary filmed over the course of a year reports on the progress of The Refugee Journalism Project, which aims to help migrant journalists gain access to the British media industry. The project’s objective has been to bring more

The value of journalism

Photojournalist Sara Furlanetto worked with three participants on the presented video. Asked to answer to the question “What is journalism in the context of your life?”, they wrote a personal text, each sharing personal stories from past experiences and reflecting

Capturing the added value of integration

The Refugee Journalism Project Coordinator, Tessa Hughes, and project participant, Abdulwahab Tahhan, recently took part in the Southern Europe Migrant Dilemmas: Better Integration Methods Project. Here they share their experiences of the initiative.  The event took place in southern Italy and was

Reflecting on the mentoring experience

The Refugee Journalism Project aims to connect its participants with established UK-based journalists through mentoring. Mentor Nabeelah Shabbir and mentee Abdulwahab Tahhan reflect on their mentoring experiences.   Nabeelah Shabbir On Boxing Day an acquaintance, Polish journalist Anna Alboth, began a

Harmony through collaboration

By bringing together disparate individuals, The Refugee Journalism Project aims to create a network that reaps the benefits of collaborative working. Whether it’s a UK journalism student filming with a Syrian translator; an Afghan film-maker reporting on location in Calais with

It will take more than sympathy to save refugees from drowning in lifejackets

by Shahd Abusalama As world leaders were meeting in New York for the UN Migration Summit, activists transformed Parliament Square, the doorstep of British decision makers, into a graveyard of thousands of lifejackets. These lifejackets had been once worn by

Visit to the Guardian Media Group

Refugee Journalism Project participants visited the Guardian where they learned about the history of the paper as well as the day-to-day business of the Guardian.

Update from the project team

The idea for this project emerged a couple of years ago while I was doing some voluntary media work at the Migrants Resource Centre. We were coming across experienced workers who were having difficulty re-establishing their careers in the UK.

Eritrea: A Country In Transition

October 3, 2013 marked a black chapter in the history of the small East African nation of Eritrea – a country that gained its independence from its larger neighbour, Ethiopia, in May 1991. For Eritreans, the dreams and aspirations of

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