We’re really excited to announce the shortlist for the Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards 2022!

The awards celebrate the exemplary work of journalists in Scotland covering refugee and asylum stories. The ceremony takes place during Refugee Festival Scotland and is organised by Scottish Refugee Council in partnership with the National Union of Journalists.

Shortlisted entries 2022
  • Karin Goodwin, Paul Dobson & Stuart Spray, The Ferret, ‘Why we are marching’: the fight for climate justice
  • Gordon Blackstock, Daily Record, The freezing, cramped squalor Scots asylum seekers forced to live in
  • Kirsteen Paterson, The National, ‘We are very afraid’: Father, 67, taken to hospital after Home Office dawn raid
  • Mark Aitken & Craig McDonald, Sunday Post, Catastrophic famine looms in Afghanistan as experts warn more refugees are fleeing Taliban and hunger
  • Libby Brooks, The Guardian, They’ll fight for you: how Scotland’s guardians change young refugees’ lives
  • Karin Goodwin, The Ferret, Home Office condemned for ‘parallel world’ of ‘unsuitable’ Scottish asylum accommodation
  • Anita Bhadani, The National, In Our Shoes’: poetry collection showcases writing from refugee women
  • Mark Aitken, Sunday Post, ‘My Home, my neighbours, my friends’
  • BBC Scotland The Loop, Series 4 Episode 3, segment on artists from Yemen
  • Kaye Nicholson, STV, Seeking Asylum in Scotland: “Give us a chance”
  • Katie Hunter, BBC Reporting Scotland, Park Inn Home Office
  • Liam McDougall, Samantha Poling, Katie McEvinney, Shelley Jofre, BBC Scotland, Disclosure: Desperately Seeking Asylum
  • Greater Govanhill, No One Is Illegal – We All Belong
  • Christina O’Neill, Glasgow Live, Ukrainian mother ‘overwhelmed’ as Glaswegians open their homes after refuge plea
  • Anita Bhadani, The Courier, Immigration detention is an affront to human rights – here’s what we can do about it
  • Lindsay Bruce, Press and Journal, ‘I’m so relieved’: Gran’s joy as her Ukrainian family reunite in Aberdeen

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 16 June in Glasgow.

The awards are part of Refugee Festival Scotland, which runs from 17 – 26 June. The annual arts and culture festival celebrates Scotland’s growing diversity and showcases the talents of people with refugee backgrounds.  More than 100 events will take place across Scotland over the course of ten days in June.

View the full festival programme here

Laura Delaney
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