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The Programme

Our project is dedicated to nurturing both the personal and professional development of our participants. We recognise the fluid and challenging nature of the journalism industry, whilst also acknowledging the personal struggles that arise from forcible displacement.


Our workshops are strategically designed to align with core industry competencies, ensuring that participants develop a well-rounded skill set. Topics covered include understanding the media landscape, navigating the UK’s legal and regulatory framework, honing news judgement, mastering multimedia platforms, fostering teamwork, effective presentation skills, embracing change and innovation, and developing a fluent writing style.


Each participant is paired with a mentor who is an established professional actively working in the field of UK journalism. Our one-to-one mentoring sessions, held at regular intervals throughout the project, provide invaluable guidance, insights, and personalised support.


As part of our commitment to practical skill development, we introduced a fellowship scheme. Selected participants have the unique opportunity to spend three to six months in paid work with media organisations. Past fellows have been hosted at Thomson Reuters Foundation, Bloomberg, Refugee Council,, Tortoise Media, Middle East Eye, and gal-dem.

Collaborative Delivery

To enrich the delivery of our activities, we have forged strategic relationships with key organisations such as Rory Peck Trust, Refugee Council, The Guardian Foundation, Bloomberg, and the Centre for Investigative Journalism. These collaborations enable us to offer a comprehensive and well-rounded learning experience.

Holistic Approach

Beyond professional skills, we believe in a holistic approach to development. Our sessions extend support to personal growth, employability enhancement, recovery from trauma, and guidance on general matters, including access to legal and housing advice.