UK Displaced Journalists Initiative

  • 05 Oct 2023

A new recruitment scheme for UK and Irish companies to bring skilled Afghan journalists to safety

The NUJ has indicated its support for a scheme by Doughty Street Chambers in partnership with Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB), presenting an opportunity for UK and Irish companies to recruit journalists from Afghanistan.

Since August 2021, the union has repeatedly called on UK and Irish governments to provide adequate support to Afghan journalists in danger since the Taliban’s takeover. As some journalists in Afghanistan remain in hiding to ensure the safety of themselves and families, insufficient action by governments continues to place their lives under threat.

With support from TBB, companies can engage in the process to hire skilled Afghan journalists and make good on governments’ promises by leading with action.

More information on the scheme can be accessed here:  share this page with your employer/engager and encourage them to make contact. 

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