A little bit about myself. I was born in the UK, lived a little while in Greece, and grew up the rest of the time in Kent, UK. British by nationality, and a mix of Chinese-Malaysian, Irish and Roma by ethnicity. I studied BA Politics and International Relations with a year in Hong Kong at the University of Kent, UK and MA International Journalism at the University of Westminster, UK. I wish to make meaningful documentaries about the people, places and issues that have gone unseen or unheard.
I have spent 5 years so far volunteering in different organisations that help refugees and asylum seekers, so I have had the honour of meeting people from such diverse backgrounds, situations and cultures. Having volunteered with many other vulnerable groups too, my interest is in covering vulnerable groups, especially those who are rarely mentioned.
Humanitarian Focus is a blog which covers various individuals, groups of people, lifestyles, and social issues, particularly those which concern human rights. It also focuses heavily on photographic coverage, though it is a multimedia journalism blog.
I welcome constructive criticism and comments. Please feel free to leave them at the bottom of my blog.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me @jodylan89