Category: Nonprofit&Media

Meena Centre brings refugee women and the local community together

At their “Breaking Bread and Boundaries” event last Saturday, Meena Centre announced the opening of a new space to support refugees and asylum seekers. The centre will open in Birmingham on June 20th. At last week’s event, refugee women shared their stories with locals from Handsworth and members of different ethnic local group.  Originally from Ivory Coast, Agnes Tanoh…

Birmingham organisations warn migrants on dangers of being scammed

As the Windrush generation scandal sweeps the political scene, Birmingham based organisations warn against migrants falling prey to scammers. Ashiana Community Project reports on solicitors tricking vulnerable people, and GP surgeries discriminating against them. Also Migrant Voice representative gives advice on how migrants should follow a safe path.  Representing Migrant Voice in Birmingham, Salman Mirza explains how people can avoid being scammed on…

From autism to anxiety: new therapies offer hope across diagnoses

Anxiety, depression, burn out – all of us can experience these at certain points in our lives. New therapies like ReAttach recommend a broader approach instead of labelling patients. Speakers and specialists from the UK to India and Indonesia discussed such new ways of thinking at the first ReAttach international conference, in Eindhoven, April 2018. Specialists and practitioners today talk about the…

My choice: to produce video and social media content for the third sector

After nearly 3 years of unpaid freelancing journalism in Birmingham, I was looking at alternative options for my MA final project. With the scarcity of news websites or magazines to pay for my work in the area, offering my skills set to the third sector seemed the next best option. It also combines two important passions…

VIDEO Antifascists and Britain First dispute the streets of Birmingham

On Saturday afternoon, June 24, antifascist protesters opposed Britain First supporters rallying in the city centre. With anger on both sides, they targeted each other with mirroring chants: “Nazi scum, out of Brum” versus “Muslim scum, off our streets”.  With video footage from the starting point, interviews with protesters and supporters, and the Britain First march to Centenary Square, Landinside…

Paul Bradshaw about online media: “There has been a tremendous amount of change”

Paul Bradshaw, leading specialist in mobile and digital media, talks about how journalism today evolves into a multifaceted, extremely dynamic and technology developing field. I interviewed him on the changes brought by 2016 and what to expect in 2017. Watch Paul talk about how 2016 marked important transformations in mainstream media. National newspaper The Independent closed…

Romania 2017: A closer look at Romanian protests and political background

We published the first part on recent protests in Romania, with real Romanians’ stories. Today we continue with more witness accounts, as well as in depth analysis by people involved in the events, and their current worries. Media accounts transition from initial reports on Romanians peacefully taking the streets to more in depth analysis of what…

Stories of Romania 2017: How Romanians peacefully took the streets against their Govt (part I)

What has been actually happening in Romania over the last week? International media such as the BBC, The Guardian, The New York Times  and Le Monde report on big scale protests against the Romanian Government, unprecedented since the 1989 upraising against former dictator Ceausescu. (photo by Dan Mihai Balanescu) As a Romanian myself, I regularly check social media for posts…