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The Refugee Journalism Project has been featuring in the news recently, and there has been strong interest within the UK media, journalism and refugee communities, which has led to more inquiries about the venture and its work to date.


Here are a number of links to recent articles which have featured the activities of the project and its participants.




June 3, 2021 – Osama Gaweesh, refugee journalist, on his journey into the UK media industryHeadline: Osama Gaweesh, refugee journalist, on his journey into the UK media industry. Subtitle: As he joins via the Refugee Journalism Project, our apprentice reporter recounts his story of taking part in the 2011 Egyptian uprisings, launching a dissident TV channel in Turkey and being exiled to the UK.

June 20, 2020 – BBC Radio 4 Podcast Radio Hour: Abdulwahab Tahhan talks about his podcast Integrate That!



June 20, 2020 – Our podcast Integrate That! by Adbulwahab Tahhan is reviewed in “The Week In Audio”


June 18, 2020 – NiemanReports: This feature illustrates the advantages and possibilities of refugee journalism and mentions the RJP as an example for institutional support for fled media professionals. 


February 21, 2020 – Nottingham Post: The project participants visited the Nottingham Trent University and shared their stories with the university’s students 



February 07, 2020 – South London Press: South London Press, a local newspaper to our project, reports on our call for new participants and what the programme contains for the 2020 cohort.



February 04, 2020 – London College of Communication: An piece on our call for new participants for 2020 on the London College of Communication’s website



June 24, 2019 – Global Mental Health @ Harvard: A feature by our Alumnus Ernest Zhanaev for The Guardian was the Global Mental Health In The Media pick in the weekly Global Mental Health @ Harvard Newsletter



Feb 19, 2019 – London Unplugged: A film about modern Londoners, using research from Refugee Journalism Project, opens in the capital.



Jan 14, 2019 – The Big Issue: “RJP featuring ‘Top 100 Changemakers'”  we’ve made the list!   We’ve made the list!



Dec 06, 2018 – MadeAtUni  UK’s Best Breakthroughs‘ list: “The Refugee Journalism Project on the ‘100+ ways universities have improved everyday life’ list”


Apr 17, 2018 – Journalism Festival 2018 Magazine: “Rethinking our reporting of the refugee crisis: how collaborative journalism can improve how we cover migration”

Nov 2, 2017 – Press Gazette: “Boris Johnson has announced £1m of funding for press freedom projects around the world”


Aug 22, 2017 –  Open “Professionals again: how a UK project is giving refugee journalists experience, belonging”


Mar 30, 2017 – “One year since launch, the Refugee Journalism Project is going to expand across the UK”


Feb 10, 2017 – The UNHCR: “Voices in exile: refugee journalists retrain in the UK”


Nov 04, 2016 – Focus on Refugees: “Harnessing the skills of refugee chefs, journalists and nurses”


Oct 10, 2016 – The Guardian: “The Brits helping refugees help Britain”


Oct 07, 2016 – “Helping refugee journalists restart work”  


Sep 06, 2016 – LCC Blog: “The Refugee Journalism Project Q&A”


Sep 02, 2016 – ESPMI Network: “Refugee Journalism Project: Putting Displaced Voices on the Front Page”


Aug 24, 2016 – NewsDeeply: “Refugee Journalism Project: Putting Displaced Voices on the Front Page” 


Jun 20, 2016 – Artefact: “Working with refugee journalists”