Not the Fake News (part of Refugee Week)

  • Madeline Abbas (Participant)

    Activity: Attending or organising conference/seminar/workshopSeminar/workshop


    Newspaper written in collaboration with displaced people, migration researchers from Migration Lab and Manchester-based journalists which presented real stories of refuge and asylum. The workshop was in partnership with Manchester-based organisations supporting asylum seekers including Pathway Arts, United for Change, Revive and The Meteor: Manchester’s Alternative Media (an independent media project). I wrote the introduction: 'Is Britain a 'soft touch' for asylum seekers?' and worked with asylum seeker, 'Sarah' and Conrad Bower (journalist for Meteor) to write: 'I was herded like a sheep to Yarlswood detention centre.' The newspaper was distributed via community organisations, events, social media and other media platforms, and public venues across Manchester.
    Period14 Jun 201714 Nov 2018
    Event typeAcademic seminar/workshop
    LocationManchester, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionLocal