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Voices Beyond Borders

This short documentary filmed over the course of a year reports on the progress of The Refugee Journalism Project, which aims to help migrant journalists gain access to the British media industry. The project’s objective has been to bring more

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The value of journalism

Photojournalist Sara Furlanetto worked with three participants on the presented video. Asked to answer to the question “What is journalism in the context of your life?”, they wrote a personal text, each sharing personal stories from past experiences and reflecting

Update from the project team

The idea for this project emerged a couple of years ago while I was doing some voluntary media work at the Migrants Resource Centre. We were coming across experienced workers who were having difficulty re-establishing their careers in the UK.

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

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

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.

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

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