Why We Don't Need Grand Heroic Actions

Today I feel inspired, empowered and convinced of the fact that changing the world does not require grand heroic actions. We can be silent heroes fighting evil piece by piece with a small action. I did not feel that way four days ago. Everything…
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Would you live here? About Migrants Choosing Home

Would you live here? As migrants how do we chose where to live? Canary Wharf is a crazy one. The first thing I notice getting out the DLR (short for Dockland light railway) is that doors open both on the left and right-hand side. My first thought…
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How many women, foreigners and diverse people are in newsrooms?

Dear All, I haven't disappeared nor I forgot about Balobeshayi and all of you who read it. I've been working on few projects, one of which you can find below. It's a very interesting panel I moderated last Sunday during the International Journalism…
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Is This What African Migrants in Turkey Feel Like?

To be reminded blood is thicker than water. To be reminded that you really don't have to spend time or money to be loved. To be reminded all we have and work for makes no sense if you do not have people to share with. To be reminded not to forget…
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Migrants’ Rights Network: So we are better off because of migration, but why aren’t the politicians getting that message across?

The blizzard of commentary that accompanies the annual budget statement also included a memo from the OBR saying “Mr Chancellor, immigration is good for us.” So will he, and other politicians, act on this message? read more
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Winnie Byanyima: First African Director of Oxfam

Have you read this? Winnie Byanyima has become the first Africa Director of Oxfam. The news of Winnie Byanyima becoming the first African Director of Oxfam was amplified by BBC sometimes ago but is never too late to share, is it?  As a…
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This Girl Was Sexually Harassed and Killed Herself, It Is Not OK!

There are sensitive issues we often hear people talking about. But because of their nature you need to approach them with princess feet. I hope I'm doing this right.  Pictured in this post, you will see a young girl, her story arrived to me…
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We Shall Raise Our Voices

Yesterday I had an interesting conversation with my fiance. We were talking about history and who writes it, about movements and who starts them, about know facts and who spread them. The sad truth we were aware of and have said out loud to…
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African-American Actors and Golden Globe Award

So the Golden Globes went by and new statues are proudly standing in few people's houses. But what if you could have had the chance to choose your own winning African-American actor? I wouldn't dare to say an African actor or actress only because…
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African Girl, A Poem

AFRICAN GIRL African girl Drenched in African heat Gyrating Not in disco ecstasy But burdened By the weight of life; Firewood For the family crucible African woman In far-off times On those sun-beaten savannahs Haunted by beast and serpent You…