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We are looking for new participants for our project

  The Refugee Journalism Project is looking for individuals who are interested in taking part in an initiative that supports journalists who seek to rebuild their professional careers in the UK. The benefits of taking part: You will take part

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Tackling integration through collaborative teaching

Higher Education partners from coLAB gathered in London for the first stage of an initiative that seeks to break down some of the integration barriers encountered by refugees in local communities. Working in paid roles as tutors or teachers, those

Using theatre to empower refugees

More than a mentoring scheme, the Refugee Journalism Project primarily aims to place and offer job opportunities and experience to exiled journalists in the UK. Fardous Bahbouh, a participant talks about a recent project she has been involved in through

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

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