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Workshop on Gender-Based Violence and Syrian Refugees at Strathclyde

This event has been a long time coming. The grant award from British Council that I won back in December 2016 is now coming to use, as close to 40 early career researchers from the UK and Turkey gathered in Glasgow this week to discuss the issues of refugees and gender-based violence.

The aim of the event was to encourage collaboration between UK and Turkish participants on future grant proposals and publications and to create and maintain an international network of researchers on this topic in academia, NGOs, and government organisations in the two countries.

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Our journalism programme wins nationwide recognition

Our programme in Journalism and Creative Writing at Strathclyde was recognised recently by two major publications as one of the top ones in the country.

The Guardian’s University League Tables ranked Strathclyde second in the UK and first in Scotland in the subject area Journalism, Publishing and Public Relations.

The Complete University Guide also ranked our programme second in the UK and first in Scotland in the Communication and Media Studies subject area.

What is the new normal? Read on to find out

No automatic alt text available.The new normal is what was once extraordinary now becoming normal and accepted. The new normal is  businesses which care about social  issues above  profits; consumers who are empowered and critical; voters who are active, questioning and petitioning. The New Normal is also the latest online magazine of the master students in digital journalism, who take part in my Producing Media class.

The magazine launched on 17 February with an event at the university and will cover business, culture, and lifestyle for a socially conscious and progressive audience via multimedia packages, news and features.

Read the full story here.

Upcoming workshop on gender-based violence in Turkey

This summer I’ll get another chance to work with my colleagues at Anadolu University in Turkey when we organise a research workshop on gender-based violence among Syrian refugees. The workshop is sponsored by the British Council’s Researcher Links programme and will aim to bring together early-career researchers from the UK and Turkey to discuss the topic and establish long-term connections. I’ll post more updates as they become available and we develop the programme of the event.

For future journalists: News Academy conference

After a two-month silence, it’s time to catch up and share some of the interesting developments around me.

For starters, I attended the News Academy Scotland conference earlier this week, which was organized by Scottish Sun and hosted pupils from secondary school, university students, educators, and esteemed journalists. The event aimed to help students begin their career in journalism.

Photo by News Academy, www.academy.news.co.uk

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