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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

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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

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.

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.

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