Category In-depth feature

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 […]

Ali Youssefi – Reinventing The Urban Lifestyle [The Iranian]

Interview and feature on Ali Youssefi, a property developer trying to bring more affordable housing to Sacramento, California in the most equitable way. First published in The Iranian on 10 May 2017: Sacramento, once known as a ‘staid government town,’ has been undergoing a gradual evolution. While retaining its historical character, a raft of regeneration […]

Theresa May’s flagship policy is coming back to haunt her before the general election [The Canary]

Feature on resistance against the minimum income rules for spousal visas and the effect on children. The Supreme Court ruled that the minimum income requirement rules, while lawful, should be altered to take into account other financial streams where children are involved if there is a risk that Article 8 of the European Convention on […]

Asylum seeker is gagged and locked in a toilet while sent back to a war zone [The Canary]

In-depth report on the treatment of an Iraqi asylum seeker being deported to an allegedly dangerous part of Iraq under duress and stress. First published in The Canary on 13 April 2017: Around 30 asylum seekers have reportedly been rounded up and detained in facilities across the UK ahead of mass deportation plans. And an alleged series of recent […]