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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.

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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

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