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Migrant Voices - The New Face of Italian News

Migrant Voices - The New Face of Italian News

by Claudio Accheri

Kilap Gueye and Abdellatif Yakoubou arrived in Italy at two very different moments in history.

Gueye left Senegal and reached Sardinia in the early 2000s, where he established himself as a teacher and writer. Yakoubou, from Benin, landed on the island in 2014, at the start of what became Europe's biggest migrant crisis since World War Two.

Their paths crossed when they joined 'Nois', a television news show set up by theatre company Sardegna Teatro and local online TV channel Eja TV, to be hosted by migrants and to explore the challenges they face.

Nois, from the Sardinian word 'us', is the first video news show in Italy to be developed by migrants, and one of a growing number of migrant-led media projects across Europe.

Read the full story here.

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