Illustration by Maite Diez
On Tuesday 7 March, LCC presents Beyond Borders, a free exhibition and fully-booked panel debate, exploring the work of refugee journalists. The exhibition runs until Friday 17 March in the Lower Gallery and includes data journalism, video and photojournalism from contributors including those involved in the Refugee Journalism Project.
The Refugee Journalism Project aims to help exiled and displaced journalists reestablish their careers in the UK. It is a collaboration between LCC and the Migrants Resource Centre, and has worked with participants from many countries including Syria, Sudan, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Cuba, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Yemen. Collectively, they have an impressive array of experience in the media industry – broadcasting, print, and photography. Yet, despite being qualified and experienced professionals, most have been unable to gain paid or unpaid work within the British media.