Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards 2019 shortlist announced

Scottish Refugee Council is pleased to announce the shortlist for the Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards.

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

Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards 2019 shortlist



Alasdair Clark, Commonspace, I am only Rahman from camp number 16: The story of a ‘citizen of nowhere’ on hunger strike to keep the Serco wolves from the door

Stacey Mullen, Evening Times / The Herald, Home Win: Joy for Celtic fan Giorgi as he is saved from Serco eviction

Niall Christie, Barrhead News, Barrhead is a world away from the nightmare of life in war-torn Syria

Marc Horne, The Times, Home Office uses debit cards to spy on asylum seekers



Megan McEachern, Sunday Post, The people who gave their spare rooms to Scotland’s asylum seekers

Alan Robertson, Sunday Mail, Sena’s story

Paul English, Freelance/ Sunday Post, They started shooting at our school, so we hid in my teachers house

Marc Horne, The Times, Big Yin pops in on Bute’s Syrian Scots



BBC Scotland, The New Scots Series – Marwa’s Story

Megan McEachern, Sunday Post, No one can stop them singing

Paul English, Freelance / BBC R4, The Trojan Women – The World Tonight



Liam Kirkaldy, Holyrood Magazine, How hostile environment immigration policy reaches into every area of UK society

Greg Russell, The National/ Sunday National, Home Office caught out over detained refugee

John Ferguson, Sunday Mail, Tories Deport Queen’s Baton Holder

Niall Christie, Evening Times, Serco slated after 70 percent of Glasgow’s asylum seeker accommodation fails Home Office inspections



Student award to be announced on the night.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Tuesday 25 June in Glasgow.

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