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 who have faced displacement will
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 the RJF.
by Fardous Bahbouh
This short documentary filmed over the course of a year reports on the progress of The Refugee Journalism Project.
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.
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.
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 journalism in Britain.
The workshop’s participants
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.
Ghazal Khateeb discusses the difficulties she's faced in getting into the media industry after restarting her career in the UK.
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 means to her alongside
Coming from Syria, Zaid Ghangour has experienced how journalism's core values can be morphed within specific political climates. However, now in the UK following a journey that involved staying at Calais' now infamous refugee camp, he believes that journalism is a key component within democratic