University of the Arts London

Helping refugee journalists

At the University of the Arts’ London College of Communication, The Refugee Journalism Project supports refugee and exiled journalists to re-start their careers in the UK. These journalists may have been editors, correspondents and producers in their own countries, but they face significant barriers when attempting to continue their career in the UK.

The core aims are to help refugee journalists become better connected within the UK industry, increase their confidence and update their journalistic skills and encourage more of their voices within the media to help address the mainstream bias on migrant issues.

First launched in 2016, the scheme has supported 35 journalists from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Sudan through mentorship schemes, workshops on UK media law, securing placements and networking.

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