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01 . Journey


Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the idea of a united Europe has been tied to ideals of prosperity, stability, openness and tolerance. But the “refugee crisis”, combined with the effects of ongoing economic austerity, has triggered a new era of nationalism and self-interest. Today, those fleeing conflict and oppression are welcomed with open arms by some Europeans, while being shunned or demonised by others. Unity and openness are challenged by suspicion and fear – and a return to walls, wire and hard borders.

 
 
 
 
 
 

In issue one, we explore the journey undertaken by asylum seekers searching for sanctuary, as well as that of the ordinary citizens living in the towns and communities caught up in the largest mass movement of people to and across Europe since World War II.

We learn why some Cuban asylum seekers are being drawn to Serbia, as entry to the United States has become more difficult; and hear how the residents of La Roya responded when thousands of asylum seekers suddenly arrived in their otherwise quiet valley. We visit Calais, a city known to most only as the former site of the “Jungle”, as it attempts to rebuild a troubled tourism industry; and newly-arrived asylum seekers share their mixed experiences as they navigate British society. We hear from those who call Ireland home while having a dual sense of national identity; and we visit Istanbul as record snowfall brought the city to a stop.

 
 

"Politically significant pieces of journalism"

— It's Nice That

 
 

What's inside:

01 / LONGFORM

After border checks were temporarily reintroduced in the wake of the Paris Attacks, we see how the residents of La Roya responded when thousands of asylum seekers suddenly arrived in their otherwise quiet valley.

 
01 / LONGFORM

Calais has become synonymous with some of the most controversial aspects of the "refugee crisis" and is known to most only as the former site of the "Jungle". Now efforts to rebuild a troubled tourism industry are underway – but not everyone agrees on the direction.

 
01 / LONGFORM

We learn why some Cuban asylum seekers are being drawn to Serbia, as entry to the United States has become increasingly difficult.

 
01 / LONGFORM

Having travelled across Europe to reach the UK, asylum seekers then face a second journey as they adjust to British society. It is a journey that can often be as physically and mentally challenging as the first.

 
01 / PORTFOLIO

Irish photographer Jonathan Ho photographed those who call Ireland home, while having a dual or shared sense of national and cultural identity. 

 
 
01 / PHOTO ESSAY

Istanbul has been through a lot in recent years. But in January 2017, as more than a foot of snow began to fall, everything came to a stop.

 
 

Issue 01 . Journey


Explore the journey undertaken by asylum seekers searching for sanctuary, as well as that of the ordinary citizens living in the towns and communities caught up in the largest mass movement of people to and across Europe since World War II.