Banlieue Project

Changing stereotypes through citizen journalism: France's Urban Street Reporters

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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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Banlieue Project is a platform for residents of France's disadvantaged suburbs to tell their own stories. We provide the camera and they film their experiences to break down clichés about the French "banlieues".

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