The Refugee Journalism ProjectTemesghen Debesai Asfaha

“In my home country, I worked for the state-owned television station as a news presenter and editor. But in order to survive, I had to make compromises on what I was passionate about – telling the story as it is. The only way to stay alive was to sing the same hymns as instructed by the government, or meet a premature demise.

I fled Eritrea because I knew that sooner or later, I could land myself in hot water if I ever decided to do the work of an independent journalist.”