Global stories for a global audience?

By LSE MsC student Diska Putri Pamungkas on a Polis talk from Liz Mermin, Director of Visual at the Thomson Reuters Foundation

In the world full of infotainment and politainment with fact-checking in crisis, in-depth and inspiring journalism is more valuable than ever.

As a director of Visual at the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF), Liz Mermin oversees a team making creative documentaries telling under-reported […]

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    German media on the refugee crisis: How the refugees-welcome campaign has backfired

German media on the refugee crisis: How the refugees-welcome campaign has backfired

By LSE MSc student Franziska Zimmerer

Historically, Germany has not got a great international reputation for hospitality. But one year ago, in summer 2015, at the peak of the European refugee crisis the world suddenly looked at the Germany differently. Ten thousand refugees from the Middle East and South-Eastern Europe arrived there each day, welcomed by applauding crowds at the […]


A gentler way to show suffering

Leslie Knott, an award-winning filmmaker and photographer, is co-founder of Tiger Nest Films, and travels to some of the most unstable regions in world. Knott’s shocking and moving films expose viewers to the largely uncovered humanitarian issues such as the refugee crisis. Polis Summer School student Alexandra Kazerounian reports on her talk to the Polis/LSE Journalism Summer School.

Knott’s film, Syria’s Disabled […]


Promoting tech for good- the Womanity Award

LSE MSc students Dana Vigran and Tara Bell reflect on their experience working on an internship at LSE with the Womanity Foundation on their Womanity Award for the Prevention of Violence Against Women.

Working with the Womanity Foundation in a group of LSE students gave us the opportunity to observe, participate and learn from the extensive selection process: narrowing down thirteen applications to […]

June 16th, 2016|Development, Tech|0 Comments|

Telling the Human Story: A Polis Film

In this short film Telling the Human Story: Reporting Refugees from Lebanon by LSE MSc student Joelle Eid, journalists based in Lebanon talk about how they covered the story of the Syrian refugee crisis from the place it all started and where it continues. They provide insight into the challenges and inspiration they found trying to convey the complexity and […]