Project information

Refugee Week Radio

Refugee Week Radio is an online community media project which aims to publicise and celebrate the events and activities of Refugee Week, give a platform to refugee individuals and organisations, bring together media contributions from around the country and discuss some of the issues involved.

An ongoing project with activity focused around Refugee Week in June

Charity information: London Link Radio

London Link Radio
  • Need

    Need

    There is still much prejudice towards and misinformation about refugees and asylum seekers in the mainstream media, as well as a lack of opportunities for such groups to take part and speak for themselves.

    Solution

    Refugee Week Radio provides a platform for individuals and groups to participate in the media, whilst highlighting and promoting positive stories to a wider audience. We gather reports and interviews with refugees including artists, writers and representatives of community groups. These are published via the website (refugeeweekradio-dot-net) live and on-demand. We also provide training and support for those who want to take part in the production process.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To provide a platform for refugee individuals and organisations via the website refugeeweekradio.net

    Activities

    » We train and support refugee individauls and representatives in making radio reports about themselves and their activities.
    » In addition, Refugee Week Radio volunteers report on organisations creating events for Refugee Week and publicise these via online radio programmes
    » We also create links online with other community radio stations around the country which are broadcasting special programmes for Refugee Week.

    Success is to have wide representation from individuals and organisations in London and via links from around the country, with interesting and thought-provoking stories.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Each year of Refugee Week helps build up positive perceptions of refugees and asylum seekers, thereby changing public attitudes towards them. This project helps towards such long-term change by providing an ongoing platform where grassroots stories can be shared.

    Risk

    A grassroots media project always carries the risk that people do not have the time, self-confidence or trust in the organisation to become involved.

    Reporting

    We deal with this by involving people in the radio production process as much as possible and by helping them to appreciate the value of participatory media such as this. We also respect people's preferences and sensitivities, for example if they wish to tell their story anonymously.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £1,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £250 website costs
      £300 training training sessions
      £100 volunteers expenses
      £350 production production costs and consumables
  • Background

    Location

    London, around the country and online

    Beneficiaries

    Refugee individuals and organisations, volunteers interested in refugee and asylum issues and the wider public

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    London Link Radio has wide experience of participatory radio/media involving non-specialist guests from the general public and publishing online.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Not Possible To Name A Single Individual

    We have a pool of volunteers experienced in radio production techniques. We also have links with refugee community organisations in London / beyond.