Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards 2018 shortlist announced

Refugee Festival Media Awards shortlist announced

Scottish Refugee Council is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards, run in partnership with British Red Cross and the National Union of Journalists.

The awards celebrate the exemplary work of journalists covering refugee and asylum related stories in an accurate, fair and engaging way.

The finalists come from across Scotland’s media – from national newspapers and political magazines to broadcasters and digital platforms.

Shortlisted entries 2018


Stephen Stewart, Daily Record, Supergran

Karin Goodwin, Sunday Herald, Refugees claim they are intimidated from their homes after Home Office rejects right to stay in Scotland

Kirsteen Paterson, The National, Family reunited in Scotland after judge lifts bar on sisters coming to UK

Marc Horne, The Times, Glasgow City Council ‘frozen out’ of asylum care contract



Alison Phipps, The National, A tale of humanity, love and reaching out to refugees

Daniel Harkins, Scottish Catholic Observer, A people in God’s hands

Stephen Stewart, Daily Record, Angel of the Med

Liam Kirkaldy, Holyrood Magazine, No recourse to public funds: how the UK’s hostile environment policy is driving people into destitution



Daniel Lawson, BBC Radio Shetland, From Syria to Shetland, will the Islands welcome refugees?

Christina O’Neill, Glasgow Live, More than just a charity shop – the lifeline for refugees in Glasgow



Anne Smith, STV, Dured

Chris Harvey, STV, Rohingya Crisis

Firecrest Films, Breadline Kids

Halla Mohieddeeen, STV, Syrian Civil War Anniversary



Stefan Bienkowski, TheTwoPointOne, A United Glasgow: the club that welcomes refugees to Scotland

Gethin Chamberlain, The Guardian, The deadly African gold rush fuelled by people smugglers’ promises

Karin Goodwin, The Ferret, The Children left destitute on Scotland’s streets

Victoria Pease, STV, How donated bicycles are helping refugees settle in Scotland



Student award to be announced on the night

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 19 June at Glasgow School of Art.

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