In recent years, civil and international conflicts and social, economic and political crises have left millions of people with no choice but to leave their homes to seek refuge from violence and threat or to secure a better quality of life. For freelance journalists, reporting on migration and refugees is a chance to tell deeply human stories and encourage a greater understanding of different peoples, places and cultures.
It’s also an opportunity to interrogate and challenge whether the systems and structures that seek to govern the movement of people and the rights of refugees and migrants are working.Download
Freelance journalists can help improve coverage of poverty reduction by pitching stories that offer new angles on this topic or interrogate contentious decisions or proposed solutions.
For freelance journalists, reporting on environmental issues and climate change is a chance to cover a diverse range of stories, places and characters with an opportunity to build data, multimedia and storytelling skills to better engage audiences.