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Entries open for awards highlighting reporting of refugee issues

Media-Awards-2024-logo-300x300A set of awards designed to reward responsible reporting on refugee and asylum issues in Scotland is open for entries.

The annual Refugee Festival Scotland Media Awards aim to honour the “vital work” of journalists in building empathy and understanding around forced migration.

Organised by the Scottish Refugee Council in partnership with the National Union of Journalists, the ceremony honours responsible and accurate journalism that highlights the issues people seeking protection in Scotland face every day.

The deadline for entries is Monday, 13 May and winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Glasgow on Thursday, 13 June.

The SRC said: “With divisive rhetoric dominating the headlines, it’s more important than ever that reporting is fair and accurate and works to dispel any common misconceptions or scapegoating seen in the media or in UK politics.

“The event is an uplifting antidote to the polarising headlines we see daily, a show of solidarity and friendship across different communities

“The ceremony has the people in the nominated stories at its centre and celebrates both well-researched, sensitively written stories, and the people who made the stories possible.

“Amplifying the voices of people who have experience forced displacement can help towards creating a wider understanding of what it means to be a refugee in 2024.

More information is available here.