Pulitzer Center Update

Caron Creighton Takes Over Pulitzer Center Instagram

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Mesgena (who chose to withhold his last name for privacy reasons), was an asylum seeker from Eritrea living with his wife and four small children in a one bedroom apartment in Tel Aviv. A victim of torture when crossing the Sinai to reach Israel, he was able to receive refugee status in Canada. He and his family were relocated to Toronto in late July. Image by Caron Creighton. Israel, 2018.

Mesgena (who chose to withhold his last name for privacy reasons), was an asylum seeker from Eritrea living with his wife and four small children in a one bedroom apartment in Tel Aviv. A victim of torture when crossing the Sinai to reach Israel, he was able to receive refugee status in Canada. He and his family were relocated to Toronto in late July. Image by Caron Creighton. Israel, 2018.

The week of September 24, 2018, Pulitzer Center UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism student fellow Caron Creighton will share photos and insights from her reporting on the Pulitzer Center's Instagram page.  Creighton's project, "Eritrean and Sudanese Asylum Seekers in Israel," examines the Israeli government's treatment of African migrants and asylum-seekers, marked by controversial anti-immigrant policies, including a law that requires Eritrean workers to deposit 20 percent of their salaries into a fund they can only access upon leaving Israel.  

Follow Creighton's posts about the effects of these policies and more on the Pulitzer Center's Instagram account.