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This podcast series was supported by the Pulitzer Center.

I Am Not Your Refugee

A podcast that seeks to challenge stereotypes around migration. Presented by Mahmoud Hassino with interviews by Bairbre Flood, it looks at refugee-led projects including a Syrian activist group in Athens, a photography project in Jordan, an LGBTQ+ refugee network in Türkiye and the first Spanish magazine set up by refugees.

With a title inspired by James Baldwin, 'I Am Not Your Refugee' offers resistance and support in the face of closed camps and isolation, Frontex and loneliness, violent pushbacks and marginalisation.

As policies across Europe become increasingly harsh, refugees are organising themselves to 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 activists.

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