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How a German project uses shared interests to bring refugees and locals together

Author: Valerie Krall This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. When Wael Kayyali arrived in Wuppertal, Germany, from Syria in 2016, he had no trouble […]

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A story about seasonal workers, exploitation and vulnerability

Author: Elena Stancu This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. This article tells the story of how social workers in Nuremberg helped three Romanians […]

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Mar

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Until the convoys return: Cambridgeshire charity finds new ways to help refugees in the pandemic

Author: Mirva Villa This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Cambridge Convoy Refugee Action Group, otherwise known as CamCRAG, is a small Cambridgeshire-based charity […]

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Mar

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‘The Poetry Project’: How young refugees in Germany are bridging the cultural gap with their voices

Author: Anna Fleck This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here Sitting at a family meal one night in 2015, 15-year-old Shahzamir Hataki had no […]

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Mar

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How translators in the Netherlands are making Covid-19 information more accessible

Author: Laís Martins This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Across generations and countries, the year 2020 has brought an unprecedented challenge: how to navigate […]

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Mar

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Open Meal with Refugees: The public potluck bringing newcomers and locals together in Amsterdam

Author: Iris Pase This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early-career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here Every month, people from all over the Netherlands and beyond come together for a night […]

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Mar

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Could matching skilled immigrants with employers help fill the gaps in Sweden’s workforce?

Author: Léopold Salzenstein This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early-career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. When Nahla Elamin arrived in Sweden with her three-year-old daughter, she had little expectation for […]

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Mar

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Football is universal: Why women in Danish asylum centres are taking up football

Author: Mette Mølgaard This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early-career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here.  Afifa Alqhadev is 46 years old. She comes from Syria, but now she lives […]

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Mar

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How a refugee-run factory is helping the Netherlands meet its need for face masks

Author: Michal van der Toorn This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early-career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Why be dependent on factories on the other side of the world if […]

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Mar

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‘Our goal is to empower students based on their talent – not the colour of their passports’

Author: Louise Rasmussen This article is by Louise Rasmussen and is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early-career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Every year more than 300,000 non-EU students move to the UK to study – […]

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Mar

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Could cooperatives be the key to regularization for migrant street vendors in Barcelona?

Author: Lucía Blanco Gracia This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. There is a place in the center of Barcelona, ​​open-plan and full of T-shirts […]

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Mar

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Online education: A mixed blessing for international students in Sweden

Author: Syeda Shehreen Fatima This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here The coronavirus pandemic has forced many universities and students to shift from traditional […]

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Mar

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How a study circle helps new students integrate in Sweden

Author: Muhammad Imran Malik This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. International students face many challenges during their stay in Sweden, ranging from classes in […]

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Mar

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‘Let children be children’: Supporting young refugees’ mental health in Wales

Author: Marta Viganò This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early-career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. According to UNHCR statistics for the UK, at the end of 2018 there were 126,720 refugees and 45,244​ people […]

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Mar

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Promoting an insider’s view of Parisian suburbs

Author: Kaspar Björkman This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early-career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. In Seine-Saint-Denis, a départment with a long history of immigration, the birth rate is higher, […]

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Mar

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How a Spanish project keeps migrant mothers away from trafficking networks

Author: Mar Segura This article is by Mar Segura and is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Fatima decided to leave her country when she was 23. She […]

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Mar

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How a group of citizens responded to Luxembourg’s housing crisis by welcoming refugees into their homes

Author: María Elorza Saralegui This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Of the challenges Luxembourg faces when it comes to the safe integration of […]

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Mar

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‘I feel liberated’: How young migrants in France produced their own movie

Author: Léa Marchal This article is by Léa Marchal and is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early-career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. In the music academy of Montbéliard, on Saturday afternoon, Joel and Mohamed […]

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Mar

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In Italy, deserted railway buildings are patching up the social fabric and supporting migrants

Author: Sofia Cherici This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early-career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Since 2005, redecorated walls and refurbished buildings have turned it into a Help Center that […]

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Mar

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How law students in Germany are providing free advice to asylum seekers

Author: Madelaine Pitt This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early-career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Almost a million people applied for asylum in the country following Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision […]

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Mar

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‘We help prepare migrants for the job market – and prepare Greek employers for diversity’

Author: Dimitra Karapanagiotou This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Over the last few years, news reports about migration to Greece usually focus on […]

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Mar

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How a Cyprus charity realigned its services to face the pandemic

Author: Hyunah Kim This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early-career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. When the Cypriot government announced strict Covid-19 restrictions at the end of March 2020, Rodrigue […]

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Mar

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How legal information can support refugees’ fight for their rights in Germany

Author: Ida Flik This article is by Ida Flik and is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early-career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. In April, a group of refugees sued Germany’s federal state of Saxony for putting […]

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Mar

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Adapting to address changing refugee needs in Athens

Author: Fabiola Villamor This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. When one arrives to Victoria Square in Athens, it seems as if you have […]

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Mar

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WATCH: Could a training scheme help foreign graduates boost their Swedish career?

Author: Sunday Christopher This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. A university degree doesn’t always guarantee that newly arrived foreigners will easily break into […]

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Mar

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A cultural exchange programme for the ‘forgotten Spanish colony’

Author: Thess Móstoles This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. The people from Western Sahara have been fighting for their independence for decades. Under the […]

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Mar

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How a tech school helps refugees break into Germany’s job market

Author: Tamsin Paternoster This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Meet the people behind a school that’s hoping to close the talent gap in Germany’s […]

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Mar

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How tutor groups are trying to bridge the inequality gap in Swedish schools

Author: Myung Hwa Baldini This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. In Sweden, every fourth student in compulsory education has a foreign background, which means […]

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Mar

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The mentorship schemes helping foreign job seekers navigate life in Sweden

Author: Alexander Maxia This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Thousands of migrants have moved to Sweden in recent years, but questions have been […]

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Mar

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How a Danish trade union is empowering migrant construction workers to demand equal rights

Author: Snigdha Bansal This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Eastern European construction workers in Denmark have been plagued by unequal pay and […]

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Mar

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‘I can tell the story of my own life’: The Greek magazine training refugees as journalists

Author: Nanna Vedel-Hertz This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Athens-based media organisation Solomon runs a training scheme for migrants and refugees that aims […]

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Mar

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What has Germany done to inform and protect asylum seekers in the Covid-19 pandemic?

Author: Tanushree Basuroy This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. German authorities launched multilingual campaigns to make Covid-19 information more accessible, but concerns remain over […]

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Mar

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‘We stopped being afraid to meet local people’: The Czech lunches that connect families

Author: Kitti Palmai This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. After an unpleasant encounter at a local market in the Czech Republic that was triggered […]

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Mar

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Hack Your Future, Belgium’s coding school for refugees

Author: Lorenzo Di Stasi This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Belgium needs IT workers, while disadvantaged migrants need the chance to access skilled jobs. […]

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Mar

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How is Spain’s asylum system coping with a record increase in applications?

Author: Miguel Hernández Mercado This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. As Spain deals with its highest ever number of asylum applications, how can […]

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Mar

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Bridging between worlds in Switzerland – the promise of transcultural psychiatry

Author: Svĕt Lustig This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. In 2015, when Amadou, a fifteen-year-old Guinean boy, reached Switzerland, he was hospitalized with […]

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Mar

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Creating safer spaces for LGBTQ migrants of colour in Bremen

Author: Stephanie Alvarez This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Facing discrimination on multiple fronts, activists in Bremen created Queeraspora: a group where LGBTQ+ people […]

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Mar

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‘From queer to queer’: How locals are supporting LGBTQ asylum seekers in Denmark

Author: Martina Olivier Foti This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Every year LGBT+ people from many regions hope to find a new home and […]

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Mar

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IN PHOTOS: Everyday resilience in a Lesvos refugee camp

Author: Nanna Vedel-Hertz This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. While conditions at refugee camps on the Greek island of Lesvos are dire, it hasn’t […]

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Mar

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How locals are helping refugees navigate Hamburg’s crowded housing market

Author: Hannah Lesch This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. About 50,000 refugees live in Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city. More than half of them […]

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Mar

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How a community scheme is forging bonds between locals and newcomers

Author: Julie Al-Zoubi This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. In 2015 the four million people fleeing Syria’s civil war grabbed the world’s attention. […]

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Mar

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How Norway is using libraries as integration hubs

Author: Agnes Erickson This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. Can libraries expand their services to become an integration hub for new arrivals and […]

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Mar

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Migrant communities in Spain facing the coronavirus pandemic

Author: Pablo Jiménez Arandia and María Clara Montoya This podcast is part of Changing the Narrative produced by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. “The podcast Confinados en los márgenes (Confined to the margins) portrays the impact […]

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Mar

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Comparison of how EU countries deal with people without a formal immigration status

Author: Daiva Repečkaitė This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. “Numerous policymakers in the EU promise to restrict asylum to those people who ‘really […]

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Jan

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‘There’s No Work to Be Found in Romania’

Author: Elena Stancu This article is part of Changing the Narrative. Articles in this series are written by student or early career journalists who took part in The Local’s training course on solutions-focused migration reporting. Find out more about the project here. “Journalists writing for Teleleu.eu spent months interviewing Romanians working in strawberry fields in Huelva, […]