Thursday, December 29, 2005

Meet the New Neighbors

Hamilton, Ontario, recently became the new home for 400 Somalian refugees. To let its readers get to know their new neighbors, the Hamilton Spectator embarked on an extraordinary 25-part project that details the horrors the Somalis escaped from and the courage it took for them to get to Canada. For eight months, Spectator reporter Wade Hemsworth and photographer Cathie Coward traveled to Somalia and Kenya and conducted 100 interviews to vividly portray the lives of the new people in town. This is a great example of journalists comforting the afflicted and giving a voice to the powerless.


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