January 21, 2019
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Each of the participants is paired with a mentor who is established and working in UK journalism.

One-to-one mentoring sessions are held at regular intervals over the course of the project.

Sessions offer participants valuable guidance and planning opportunities for their careers, as well as opportunities to discuss current events and developments in journalistic practice.

This contact will also widen participants’ network of contacts, further preparing them for careers in the UK.


Our Mentors


Patrick Kingsley

Patrick Kingsley

Patrick is an award-winning author and foreign correspondent for the New York Times. He joined the Times in 2017, and is a former foreign correspondent of the

year.  Following a stint as the paper’s Turkey bureau chief, he now works on longterm reporting projects across Europe.

He has reported from more than 30 countries, and is currently working on a series about Hungary.



Lin Taylor

I’m a London-based multiplatform journalist/producer at the Thomson Reuters Foundation covering humanitarian crises, conflicts, refugees, women’s rights, climate change, land conflicts/property rights, human trafficking and modern slavery, and other under-reported stories for the Reuters news wire.

A project I co-produced ‘The Smuggling Game’ was shortlisted for the ‘Innovation Award’ at the 2018 European Press Prize.



Daniel James Homewood

Daniel (b.1980) is a documentary photographer, from Oxford, UK. His work is an examination of the way differences in socio-economic and political communities can reveal something universal within the human condition. Through exploring the social and physical landscapes inhabited by those affected by conflict, economic crises and political injustice he hopes to fill in the spaces between people and visually unite them through exposing their shared hopes, desires and frailties.

His work is based throughout Europe and in the Middle East.

A word from myself:

A while ago I heard a speaker discussing the merits of hyperlocal journalism.  Although much of the actual content bore little relevance to my own photography, it did make me think.  The concept presented was in essence, anchoring the value of reporting things that matter to people as individuals.  The best journalism is produced when the journalist cares, so bringing your own passion out in your work is the key to delivering a meaningful and powerful message.  This is especially true in documentary photography.  The projects I undertake are solely related to issues and events I have personally experienced sometimes directly and sometimes through the eyes of those I love. More often than not, if something maters to one, it will matter to many.  That is the power of using your voice, however quiet it may be.

You just have to have something to say.  DJH


Hasan  Salim Patel


Hasan has worked in journalism and communications since 2006. He started as a BBC trainee and subsequently worked for various BBC outlets including BBC Leicester, Manchester, WM, BBC News and BBC Radio 4. He has also worked for Al Jazeera Digital as a multi-media producer and as Digital Planning Editor and acting Head of Video. He currently works as a Communications Manager at the University of Birmingham and has worked in communications for Al Jazeera Media Network out of Doha as well.


Suchandrika Chakrabarti

Suchandrika is a freelance journalist, media trainer and speaker. She makes Freelance Pod, which is about how the internet has transformed work, and she can be found tweeting @SuchandrikaC.


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