Friday, October 7, 2016

Project grants refugee journalists a chance to rebuild their lives in the United Kingdom


Even though developing countries host 80% of the total number of refugees worldwide, the Europe refugee crisis continues to be top trending among the leading stories which are currently under the media watch across the world. Hundreds of thousands of asylum seekers have recently been fleeing their home countries for safety in developing countries such as the United Kingdom. The British Red Cross reports on their website that the UK had 117,234 registered refugees at the end of year 2015.

Of the refugee population in the UK are individuals who had established, or were developing their careers before violent conflict forced them out. Journalists are among those of professionals whose career paths were shuttered by conflict. A collaboration of two institutions in the UK has seen the need to create a bridge for the refugee journalists to continue with their profession and tell the refugee story.

The two institutions – the London College of Communication and the Migrants Resource Centre in an update on the ‘The Refugee Journalism Project’ on migrantsjournalism.org dated August 27, 2016 noted, “The refugee crisis is not disappearing anytime soon, so it’s important that we think about how these new arrivals rebuild their lives. Many of them have important contributions to make to the UK, but just need a little bit of support to achieve them." read more...

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