About 'Parallel Journeys: Global Migration Trails'

'Parallel Journeys: Global Migration Trails' is a multimedia platform with field reporting, visual narratives, first-hand accounts and expert views – at the start, middle, end or return points of migration journeys.

The hybrid initiative spans key migration hotspots, combining solutions driven journalism with visual storytelling. With visual media as its core format, the digital platform presents photo, text and audio narratives around short films that launch the main themes.

Using long form stories, the project will explore migration and displacement in the global south and the cyclical impact of reactionary policies in the U.S. and Europe. Presented on a multimedia platform, with an interactive map as its launch pad, this initiative will include a range of countries and regions on the frontlines of migration, with video, audio, photographic images and text depictions at different points of the routes.

Adding to long-form visual storytelling, the digital platform will explore solutions- based journalism, through the views of topic experts, historians, ethnographers, technologists, policy makers, local reporters and niche journalists.

Contributing Editors

Preethi Nallu

Preethi Nallu

Preethi Nallu is an independent journalist, writer and film-maker focused on migration and displacement. She is founding editor at Refugees Deeply, a multimedia journalist at openDemocracy and a media collaborations specialist at International Media Support.

Mission of Parallel Journeys

  • Change mainstream migration and integration narratives
  • Promote social cohesion using storytelling, research, advocacy
  • Trigger new ideas and approaches to integration
  • Explore inter-generational dynamics of migration/integration
  • Understand the role of diaspora in host and source communities


  • Use immersive storytelling and investigative reporting to understand migration cycles
  • Initiate discussions between host and migrant communities
  • Explore the challenges of migration and integration systems
  • Present solutions at local, regional and global levels
  • Explore methods of scaling up successes based on specific cases

What Makes Parallel Journeys Unique?

Combination of local reporting, visual storytelling, expert analysis, first-hand accounts

Integration and Reintegration of refugees as a two-way process

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