Media is the web that connects us. With only a tap, we can see the worldwide news, face-time a person from the other side of the globe or share our stories for everyone to see. Without media, our consciousness with the world around us is limited.
We believe in the power of media and work towards creating awareness about the after effects of the European Refugee Crisis. In 2015, Europe experienced a high influx of migrants and refugees, all in the search of the rights inshrined in our legal laws. The majority of these people arrived through the Greek island of Lesvos, an island where the crisis hit the hardest and now hosts up to 10.000 refugees and counting.
With years of experience on the island, we dig deep into all the unseen aspects of the crisis, reveal the stories untold and listen to the voices unheard. We use media as our tool to educate and inform you about what is really going on inside the borders of Europe. Our aim is to rise awareness about wether or not our actions towards these crisis are helpful for the sake of our humanity and propose potential solutions.
We can’t change the rules, but we can change the social norms and together work towards a brighter future, using the most powerful weapon, – education.
Our podcast is a documentary series about the unfolding crisis on a EU level. Reliable content is important to us. That’s why we research and analyse all actors involved in these crisis. In our episodes, you will hear interviews with refugees, locals, volunteers, specialists, politicians and many others, in order to understand every side of the story. We mix music with interviews and sound effects, to deliver good story telling in the form of audio art. Our content is documented since 2017 as we continue to dig deep and analyse the hidden facts about the European Refugee Crisis.
We aim to give refugees a voice on social media. The Refugee Media Production project is our way of giving back to the community. Since the summer of 2018, we have provided workshops in media skills for refugees at our studio in One Happy Family Community Centre in Lesvos. We give refugees a place away from the camp, to come and learn the skills of media, such as video editing, photography, radio making and writing.
Refugee Media Production provides a podcast series, a gallery and a magazine, where refugees express and share their stories, using professional journalism skills.
We need your support.
Your support is valuable to us. That's why we work hard to give back in our highest quality. We provide three different podcast series, a regular Refugee Journal Magazine, award winning videos and postcards from our photographs. Each donation comes with a gift of our physical content, as your support goes to our organisations expenses and directly to the content creators, which mostly are asylum seekers in Lesvos.
Subscribe and get the first edition of the Refugee Journal!
- Yours sincerely, the Where Borders Meet team!
Hjørdis Kiara Zachariassen
Founder & Producer
Creative Director & Writer
Co-Founder of Refugee Media Production & Journalist
Co-Founder of Refugee Media Production & Designer