Changing stereotypes through citizen journalism: France’s Urban Street Reporters
26 June 2020 | 9:00 am
A designer by training, Hind Ayadi was never predestined for a career in journalism. But in 2015, she had an epiphany: troubled by the status quo, she wanted to provide young inhabitants in the Paris suburb of Garges-lès-Gonesse with a brighter path forward and transform the public's perception of the neighbourhood. Hind ended up creating a platform for citizen journalism, called Urban Street Reporters. The Banlieue Project team went to meet her.
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