Students Staff

08 June 2015

BAFTA-winning journalist to speak at Essex event for Refugee Week

Paul Kenyon

Paul Kenyon.

Paul Kenyon, an investigative journalist and author who has reported from around the world for the BBC, is to speak at an event held by the University of Essex.

Surviving the world’s most dangerous journeys will focus on the complexities of the many journeys taken by refugees in order to survive; from the physical journey so often captured by the world’s media, to the less visible, more personal journey of finding a new country and building a new life.

The event, held by the University’s Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees (CTAR) in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust is to be held at London’s Tavistock Clinic on Wednesday 17 June to coincide with Refugee Week.

Speaking about the event, Professor Renos Papadopoulos from CTAR said, "This Event, that CTAR organises annually in collaboration with UNHCR and the Tavistock Clinic, is very important - not as an abstract reminder of the plight of refugees but as an expression of our University's substantial involvement and commitment to refugee issues; in addition to the 'MA/PhD in Refugee Care' (now in its 11th year), CTAR has been promoting refugee work here and abroad in multiple ways . It is a remarkable privilege and achievement that this year we secured Paul Kenyon as our key presenter, an acclaimed world authority in the field".

In 2010 Paul Kenyon won the Royal Television Society’s Specialist Reporter of the Year award for a series of films he made whilst travelling the world’s most dangerous migration route from Africa into Europe. Paul also wrote a book about his experience entitled I Am Justice: A Journey out of Africa which was very well received.

Other speakers at the event will include Gillian Hughes, Clinical Psychologist and Systemic Psychotherapist with the Tavistock’s Refugee team, Sarah-Jane Savage from UNHCR and Renos Papadopoulos from the Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees.

The event is open to the public and entry is free.

To register for the event visit the Centre for Trauma, Asylum and Refugees

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