We are delighted to reveal the shortlist for this year’s Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards.
The awards will take place on 15 June, as part of Refugee Festival Scotland, and are organised in partnership with the National Union of Journalists.
Each year we honour exemplary the exemplary work of journalists in Scotland covering refugee and asylum issues.
Our CEO Sabir Zazai described this year’s shortlist as “an impressive and crucial contribution” to the dialogue around people seeking protection in the UK.
He added: “It has never been more important to tell the stories of people seeking sanctuary in a responsible way that puts the people behind the headlines first.”
The nominees are…
Lucy Adams & Hayley Jarvis, BBC Scotland: Hundreds affected by tuition fees residency rules in Scotland
Kirsteen Paterson, Holyrood Magazine: Asylum in Scotland: What more can the Scottish Government do?
Catriona Stewart, The Herald: Love, loss and sanctuary: On board with Scotland’s Ukrainian refugees
Tara Fitzpatrick, STV News: Our Grades Not Visas
Kath Pick and Rowan Charleson, The Loop, BBC Scotland: An Artist finds Home in Glasgow
Jon Newell, BBC: Cycle to Freedom
Georgia Done, Scotland Tonight (STV): Ukrainian War Refugees
Sgeul Media, BBC Alba: Fàilte gu Alba/Welcome to Scotland
Angus Cochrane, BBC Scotland: ‘If I buy a bus ticket I can’t eat for two days’ – asylum seeker Aymen
Karin Goodwin, The Ferret: Escalating asylum seeker deaths prompt calls for inquiry
Arij, Jafaar, Virginie, Ibrahim, Ghislaine, Mohammed, Greater Govanhill, Radio Buena Vida: The Sound of Refugee Voices
Robbie Armstrong, Leyla Kazim, Ibrahim Kamara and Arij Alnajjar: BBC Radio 4: The Food Programme. Glasgow: Seeking Asylum and Finding Refuge in Food
Lady Anne Duncan, AWAZ FM, Africa Live
Michelle McManus, Sewing 2gether All Nations, BBC Radio Scotland: Our Lives with Michelle McManus – Sewing 2together All Nations
Lindsay Bruce, Tucker Tangeman, Press and Journal: Moment frontline Ukraine medic reunites with wife and baby in Aberdeen
Greater Govanhill community reporters, Greater Govanhill: What Does Integration Mean To You?
Amie Flett, The Courier: Student who spent 14 years in refugee camp thanks Dundee University for sanctuary
Nan Spowart, Sunday National: Aberfeldy community rallies to help Ukrainian refugee community
Patricia-Ann Young, The Sunday Post: ‘When I start to sing, I can forget all of my problems’: Talented refugees hit the high notes alongside Scottish Opera
Nan Spowart, Sunday National: Scotland’s Afghan pupils are flying high at school
Juliana da Penha, Migrant Women Press: On the sharp end – The UK cost of living crisis impact is higher on asylum-seeker mothers
This year’s Refugee Festival Scotland runs from 16-25 June. Find out more and view the full programme.