Tessa Hughes Project Coordinator
Tessa began working with The Migrants Resource Centre when she came on to manage the project in March 2016. She has a Graduate Certificate in International Relations from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in International Development and Human Rights from the University of Canberra.
Tessa also works at the British Red Cross as an International Family Tracing Coordinator – a role that attempts to reconnect families who have lost contact through migration, conflict and natural disasters. Tessa has several years’ experience working and volunteering with refugees and asylum seekers.
Vivienne Francis, Project Media Consultant
Vivienne comes to the project with a successful track record in initiating collaborations and successfully attracting funding, Her recent projects include: Cascade, a new entrant TV training scheme funded by Creative Skillset; a Home Office funded multi-media project targeting young Somali women; and a knowledge-exchange partnership between a University and Transport for London.
Vivienne was recently awarded a grant by the Association of Journalism Education to support her research into the career development of academics.
Vivienne has over 15 years experience as a journalist and TV producer. She is currently course leader in BA Journalism at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London).
Aurore Kaddachi, volunteer journalist
Aurore is currently in her second year on BA Journalism at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London). She is the Deputy Environment Editor for an online publication called the IPF where she covers a broad range of international issues mainly related to the environment and human rights.
Aurore is also the co-founder and Social Media Editor of the Berlin Refugee Project and she spent three months collecting the stories of refugees and volunteers living in Berlin. As a result, she decided to continue developing her expertise in this area by volunteering with the Refugee Journalism Project. Aurore has a keen interest in campaigning journalism. Thanks to her multimedia skills including social media or video editing through Adobe Premiere Pro, in longer term Aurore aims to work closely with NGOs in order to increase awareness of human rights, animal welfare and environmental issues across multimedia platform.
Tanviya Sapru, volunteer journalist
Tanviya is the Environment Editor for the IPF and is studying Journalism at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London). She interned at Exberliner magazine in Berlin from March to April 2016. She spent two months interning at Greenpeace India in 2014 and worked for the Environment section of the Times of India in 2015.She is currently a Freelance Producer for The Sneaky Vibe Production and the Editor for The Berlin Refugee Project.
Tanviya has the skills to illustrate her work on a number of multimedia platforms like Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop and InDesign, all which can be accessed through her current and past work experience. In July, Tanviya will begin her internship at the Environment department for Deutsche Welle, Berlin.
James Cropper, volunteer journalist
James is currently a student at the University of The Arts London, where he is undertaking a BA in Journalism. Prior to this, he grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland amidst the remnants of the country’s late 20th century conflict.
This was a major factor in his decision to become a journalist and has since had work featured in notable news outlets such as the Huffington Post, Evening Standard and Daily Mirror. With a keen passion for politics, James’ work mainly concentrates on issues of social justice, activism and human rights.
James took part in the 2016 European Youth Media Days event at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg where he worked with young journalists from around Europe.
He defines himself as a mutli-platform journalist having experience working within video, photo and print journalism. Following his BA, James hopes to move abroad to study International Journalism in pursuit of a foreign correspondent career.
Fabiana De Giorgio, volunteer journalist
Fabiana is a journalism student at the London College of Communication (University of the Arts London). She is the co-founder of the Berlin Refugee Project, which aims to give voices to refugees who are living in temporary shelters. She is interested in human rights, food, art and travelling. She is currently working as an assistant for a freelance journalist but is also a contributor for Artefact and IPF magazine.
Fabiana is passionate about writing and her large language skills allows her to write in Italian, Spanish and English. She is also interested in broadcasting and she is a contributor for the Italian national broadcasting company RAI. To pursue her interests in broadcasting, Fabiana is currently doing a radio training course with the London-based ‘Reprezent’ radio station.