Jason Parkinson been filming protests and unrest for the past ten years, with work spanning issues from anti-war, refugees, human and civil rights and press freedom to immigration, racism, fascism and terrorism. In 2011 and 2012, Parkinson was nominated news finalist in the Rory Peck Awards for coverage of the Egyptian revolution and the London riots. He also continues to write news features and opinion pieces. Parkinson studied at the London School of Journalism from 2001 to 2004.
On the Refugee Beat:
I have been reporting on the refugee situation in Calais, France, since 2007. In 2015, as the Hungarian border was due to be closed in September, I decided to travel and report on the refugee crisis from there and traveled through Serbia and Croatia to document where refugees would travel next. I have also covered refugee stories here in the UK since 2006, reporting on situations inside Immigration Detention Centres, including violence against detainees and on occasion the deaths of detainees.
Recent Posts by Jason Parkinson
- February 26, 2016 by Alex Hannaford, Jess Hurd, Jason Parkinson, Katy Robjant, Raniah Salloum, Jeanny Gering
Journalists Alex Hannaford, Jess Hurd, Jason Parkinson and Raniah Salloum spoke with the Dart Center about the reporting challenges in covering stories of migration and refugees, and clinical psychologist Katy Robjant shared techniques for interviewing victims of trauma, as well as self-care tips for those covering the on-going crisis.
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