I was raised by a strong woman passionate about languages, writing stories and poetry. My mom was an Algerian who went to Syria to study Arabic literature and then met my dad. She used to celebrate my successes and pushed me to write all the
by Douna Haj Ahmed
An irrefutable fact that can never be denied says nothing is certain in this life but death. I am Douna, a Syrian girl, born and raised in DeirEzzor, a city in eastern Syria. My city was close to the Iraqi border. Since
The Story Behind Integrate That!
by Abdulwahab Tahhan
If you turn on your TV or pick up a newspaper, you might find some stories about refugees in Europe. Most of these stories are not reported by refugees themselves.
The refugees would be only the subject of an interview,
by Hasnaa Omar
You might wonder about those Syrian refugees drowning in the sea as they try to reach European countries in a rubber boat carrying many families, women and children. Why take this risk running away from the Arabic countries that have given them refuge
Two years into the war in Syria, Abdulwahab Tahhan left his home in Aleppo for good. Before he embarked on a risky journey to the UK in 2012, he worked as a fixer in Turkey. Abdul translated for journalists from the UK, Australia and America
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
Photojournalist Sara Furlanetto worked with three participants on the presented video. Asked to answer to the question "What is journalism in the context of your life?", they wrote a personal text, each sharing personal stories from past experiences and reflecting on their current ambitions and
Fardous Bahbouh writes about her experiences of volunteering in the UK
Excitement and anticipation were at high levels at the busy St Pancras International station, as Khaled and Mazen (pseudonyms for two Syrian child refugees) went to meet their family members who were waiting outside. There