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Attending conference on investigative journalism

Data and documents are crucially important in Investigative Journalism. In CIJ Summer Conference 2016, veteran investigative journalists shared their experiences about the process of accessing and collecting, analysing, scraping, coding and encrypting data.

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Mentoring at Afghan Voice

Lifestyle journalist and lecturer Rob Sharp reflects on his role as a mentor to Azizrahman Omid Azizi and on getting involved with the Afghan Voice radio which provides news for the thousands of Afghans living in the UK.    The mentoring experience, while

Lack of freedom of speech

Temesghen Debesai Asfaha shares his views on what journalism means to him, after living and working in a country where journalism was unable to function independently from state control.

Dreams fading away

Ghazal Khateeb discusses the difficulties she’s faced in getting into the media industry after restarting her career in the UK.

Raising awareness about her homeland: Fardous Bahbouh speaks about what journalism means to her and her determination to become a journalist

With aspirations to raise awareness about the on-going conflicts in both Syria and the Middle East, Fardous Bahbouh believes that as a journalist, or someone who builds bridges between people, she can do this. In this piece, she discusses what

Journalism as a tool for truth and social change: Nargess Tavassolian expresses her view on journalism through her personal experience

Being from Iran, Nargess Tavassolian has experienced how journalism can be restricted by government censorship with the country currently ranked 169th out of 180 within the World Press Freedom Index. However, despite this lack of press freedom, Nargess speaks of

As the result of the civil war in Syria, Ahmad al-Rashid explains how he learned journalism by practicing

Ahmad al-Rashid grew up in Syria where he says the predominant perception of journalism was information released in line with government policies. However, it wasn’t until working with foreign journalists who had started covering the country’s civil war that he became

Meet the Mentors

Patrick Kingsley is the Guardian’s first-ever migration correspondent, and was named foreign affairs journalist of the year at the British Journalism Awards. He has reported from more than 25 countries, and was previously the Guardian‘s Egypt correspondent. He is the

Meet our team

  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

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