Media in Exile
Newspaper mural on Berlin Wall – by Pashan
T.P. Mishra, author of the Handbook for Journalists in Exile, recently came out with a guide to help refugees start their own media in their host countries.
It is a guide for true journalists. People who fled home to find freedom of speech, among other things, have a deep respect for the right to speak truth publicly. They can be the best at reporting on their home country’s government and the true needs of their people. The author, also a refugee who blogs at Journalism in Exile, writes from New York City to advocate for a free media in his home country Bhutan.
The guide is an interesting look at what it takes for a refugee to report from the United States, and is good advice for any starting journalist interested in forced migration.
Read more about journalism in exile from the Committee to Protect Journalists.