On Air
Scottish Refugee Council goes on air!

We are delighted to announce that we’re partnering up with Radio Kilimanjaro for a regular radio show dedicated to the issues facing refugees and asylum seekers in the UK.

The show will be broadcast, via web, on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 12 noon. Check out the Radio Kilimanjaro website and how to tune in here.

Glasgow’s online radio station for the African community

Radio and TV Kilimanjaro is an online station based in Glasgow that delivers high-quality pan-African content to listeners and viewers in Scotland and around the world. As the only independent station in the country focusing exclusively on African news and culture, it is committed to supporting and empowering African communities and individuals wherever they are.

With a monthly audience of over 175,000, Radio Kilimanjaro is a fantastic platform for us to speak to those affected by refugee and asylum issues. Since its founding, the station has been one of Scotland’s leading voices for refugees and people seeking asylum.

A winner of the Refugee Week Scotland Media Awards 2010

In June this year they were successful in winning the Refugee Week Scotland Media Awards in the broadcast category for their coverage of the ending of the UK Border Agency housing contract with Glasgow City Council.

Our weekly slot aims to get information across about the asylum process, and about settling into Scotland as a refugee, as well as answering common questions that we hear in our office everyday.

Common questions facing refugees and asylum seekers

Each week we will focus on a different aspect of the many issues facing refugees and people seeking asylum. In our first show we discussed community integration and this Wednesday 5th, October we will be talking about what women can do to get involved in changing the asylum system for the better.

Gary Christie, our head of policy and communications, said: “We are delighted to be working with the award winning Radio Kilimanjaro. As an organisation Scottish Refugee Council exists to provide the best advice and support we can to people seeking asylum and refugees in Scotland.

‘Hitting the airwaves with Radio Kilimanjaro will allow us to reach out to the station’s thousands of listeners, many of who are from a refugee background, to update them on the complexities of issues such as asylum support, housing, integration and women’s concerns.”

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Chris Pettigrew
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