Category In-depth feature

More Than Two Years On, Refugees Are Stuck In A Lawless Hell In Greece [The Iranian]

In-depth report on the asylum process and lawlessness toward refugees in Greece. First published in The Iranian: Refugees in Greece have been waiting months for their asylum applications to be processed. Current flows into the Greek islands are from origin countries that are both high recognition like Syria and low recognition like Pakistan and Afghanistan. […]

Residents step up the fight to save their homes from a merger that should worry us all

In-depth report on action against Notting Hill Housing and Genesis merger, which are prompting fears of further social cleansing in the city. First published in The Canary on 15 September 2017: Protesters gathered outside the London offices of Notting Hill Housing (NHH) on 13 September. One of the organisers of the demonstration and NHH resident, […]

Should The UK Do More To Bring Kamal Foroughi Home? [The Iranian]

In-depth piece on the UK policy around dual nationals, after British-Iranian Kamal Foroughi’s 78th birthday. Foroughi has spent over six years in an Iranian jail. First published in The Iranian on 11 September 2017: “The FCO have been aware since 2013 and provided assistance to the family but it has not been able to provide […]

It’s not just Grenfell. These tenants have been warning about fire safety for years

In-depth feature on residents of a block in London owned by Genesis Housing Association who came forward straight after the revelations from the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June. They say their repeated concerns over fire safety also fell on deaf ears. And they say they have been cautioning the housing association for over a […]

A firefighter drops a stark warning on Theresa May’s government and lives could depend on it [The Canary]

Report/In-depth – Cuts have hit fire services all over the country. Now, a serving firefighter has told The Canary that more lives may soon be put at risk. And he says more firefighters, many of whom are already living below the poverty line, may well leave the profession. First published in The Canary on 16 June 2017: The tragedy that hit Grenfell […]

There’s a crisis looming in Europe. And in spite of Brexit, we need to be paying attention to it [The Canary]

In-depth feature on a school providing education to refugees on Chios and the ramifications of less EU funding. The situation on the hotspot islands has been neglected in the media eye since Brexit as the UK prepares to wash its hands of EU issues. First published in The Canary on 9 June 2017: One charity, […]

Muslim Women Are Breaking Through Sporting Barriers And Pushing For More [The Iranian]

In-depth feature on three Arab Muslim women reaching competitive sporting heights, defying the hardships of being Muslim and wearing hijab to achieve their goals. First published in The Iranian on 23 May 2017: In the last few years sports brand Nike has reached out to Muslim women and women from the Middle East, rounded off […]