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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

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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

Afghans Celebrate Cultural Festival in London

Afghan refugees celebrate their cultural festivals, not only for fun and entertainment, but also to teach and enrich their children’s knowledge of Afghan culture and traditions.

What I’ve gained from volunteering with refugees

Fardous Bahbouh writes about her experiences of volunteering in the UK Excitement and anticipation were at high levels at the busy St Pancras International station, as Khaled and Mazen (pseudonyms for two Syrian child refugees) went to meet their family

Migrants Resource Centre and Asylum Aid’s Summer Event 2016

An evening of fun and entertainment with poetry, songs and live performance brought dozens of refugees and migrants as well as staff and volunteers of Migrant Resource Centre and Asylum Aid under one roof in Victoria, London.

Refugee journalism: Why now?

This summer, journalist Neil Arun conducted two workshops at the London College of Communications, and shared some of the things he knew with journalists who had arrived in Britain as refugees. They, in turn, demonstrated what they knew – and what they could bring to

Learning about tools for investigative journalism

Abdulwahab Tahhan writes about attending the Centre for Investigative Journalism’s summer conference.  As an inexperienced, and at best a citizen journalist who hasn’t published more than a couple of articles and a film, I was very excited to attend my

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