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Tackling integration through collaborative teaching

Higher Education partners from coLAB gathered in London for the first stage of an initiative that seeks to break down some of the integration barriers encountered by refugees in local communities. Working in paid roles as tutors or teachers, those

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Using theatre to empower refugees

More than a mentoring scheme, the Refugee Journalism Project primarily aims to place and offer job opportunities and experience to exiled journalists in the UK. Fardous Bahbouh, a participant talks about a recent project she has been involved in through

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

Visit to the Guardian Media Group

Refugee Journalism Project participants visited the Guardian where they learned about the history of the paper as well as the day-to-day business of the Guardian.

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

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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