Welcome to the Voice Matters podcast, a series of discussions on media and communication as part of the Open Learning Initiative for refugees and asylum seekers at the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Each week, a few minutes after the academic seminar, students interview the guest lecturer about the subject that was discussed in class. The seminar reflects on the power of media to shape reality and the challenge of making our voices heard in today’s society. All interviews are conducted by participants from the course.

Today’s guest is Silvia Chocarro (IFEX), consultant on freedom of expression and media development for international organizations and NGOs. She is currently Global Advocacy Strategist for IFEX, providing strategic advice to the international network of more than 100 NGOs defending free speech worldwide. Tasha and Kaleem interview Silvia on her experience as a journalist in a world that is increasingly dangerous for the profession.

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