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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 […]

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    How do we get our news about conflict and war? (BBC radio programme)

How do we get our news about conflict and war? (BBC radio programme)

How do we get our news about wars such as in Syria or lesser-known conflicts such as that between Kurds and the army in south-eastern Turkey? Thanks to social media we have multiple sources and the images or facts can travel instantly around the globe. But who do we trust and what is the role of hard-pressed mainstream news outfits?

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Brussels 22/3 (Guest blog)

The Brussels attacks should prompt serious introspection about European society, but are also part of the internationalisation of the Syrian war, writes LSE Media and Communications Associate Professor Dr Bart Cammaerts

Being a Belgian it was a weird and surreal day on Tuesday, but surrealism is after all a defining characteristic of the Belgian soul. From very early in the morning, […]

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  • Jungle Books is the Camps’s library along with a kids area. Volunteers work hand in hand with refugees to alleviate the deteriorating living conditions of the camp.
    Permalink Jungle Books is the Camps’s library along with a kids area. Volunteers work hand in hand with refugees to alleviate the deteriorating living conditions of the camp.Gallery

    From Cairo to Calais: a trip to the refugee camp at the dark heart of Europe

From Cairo to Calais: a trip to the refugee camp at the dark heart of Europe

Monica Ibrahim is an MSc student at LSE with a focus on media, gender and development. She has worked previously as a communications specialist for several civil society entities in Egypt. She has also worked a journalist for multiple outlets including GlobalPost, CBC TV Channel in Cairo and Scripps Howard in Washington DC. Follow her on Twitter @monica_ibrahime

I found myself […]

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February 2nd, 2016|Featured, International|1 Comment|
  • Six year old Shereen and eight year-old Mohammed
    Permalink Six year old Shereen and eight year-old Mohammed, stand in the Syrian town of Kobane on the Turkish-Syrian border during the September 2014 refugee influx into southern Turkey ©WFP/Joelle EidGallery

    Strolling down Houghton Street, the war in Syria looks a little less real

Strolling down Houghton Street, the war in Syria looks a little less real

Joelle Eid is an MSc Media and Communications student at LSE.  Prior to that, she acted as spokesperson for the World food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Lebanon and Jordan, covering the Syria crisis.  Follow her on Twitter @joelleeid & Instagram @joweid

If it happened in my backyard, could it suddenly feel like it didn’t?

Wake up […]

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