Refocus Media Labs

The NGO Refocus Media Labs aims to equip asylum seekers with modern media creation skills and provide them with a platform to showcase original work and share their stories. Works by the collective have been shown at international film festivals, and its members regularly collaborate as citizen journalists with news media including the BBC and Al Jazeera. Founded by Sonia Nandzik and Douglas Adams, the NGO has been active on the island of Lesvos, Greece, since 2017 – building up a community of young media producers, presenting workshops, giving classes and producing first-hand stories from the frontline of the so-called refugee crisis.