Presented by Mahmoud Hassino, the I Am Not Your Refugee podcast series looks at refugee-led projects, including Syrian activist groups in Athens, a photography project in Zaatari Camp, Jordan, an LGBTQ+ refugee network in Turkiye, and the first Spanish magazine set up by refugees.
With a title inspired by James Baldwin, this podcast offers resistance and support in the face of closed camps and isolation, Frontex and loneliness, violent pushbacks and marginalization.
As policies across Europe become increasingly harsh, refugees are organizing themselves to challenge stereotypes around migration and create pockets of solidarity and practical support.
I Am Not Your Refugee is produced by a network of Afghan, Syrian, Pakistani, Irish, and Egyptian journalists, artists, and community activists who are passionate about changing the narrative about the lives of people who are seeking refuge.
Podcast broadcasting partners are openDemocracy and the Irish Examiner, and reporting for GCN, Baynana (the first Spanish/Arabic magazine to be set up by refugees in Spain), and The New Internationalist.
Illustration by Haya Halaw.