Nieman Reports published a feature on refugee journalists and included quotes from Hostwriter’s Tabea Grzeszyk, as well as info about our book, Unbias the News: Why diversity matters for journalism.
Here’s an excerpt from the article, titled “Refugee Journalists Bring Access to Stories that Would Otherwise Be Missed.”
It all began with a Facebook post in early 2016. Hussin Satoof, a Syrian refugee living in rural Western Germany, appealed for help finding his nephew Ahmad. The 17-year-old, who came to Germany alone, had disappeared a month earlier from a home for refugee minors in Eastern Germany.
When Tarek Khello spotted the post, he was just getting back to his journalism career two years after arriving in Germany. His work in Syria had grown increasingly dangerous under the autocratic rule of President Bashar al-Assad and the violent repression of protests since 2011. He fled to Lebanon, where the U.N. helped him come to Germany.