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Presentation of the magazine Baynana ("Between Us") 

May 05, 20216:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe’s channels on YouTube and Facebook Live. 6:00 p.m.
In Spanish.

To mark the occasion of World Press Freedom Day, Casa Árabe and the porCausa Foundation have organized the presentation of this online magazine in Arabic and Spanish, which is committed to social journalism and public service, for Wednesday, May 5. You can watch it live on YouTube and Facebook Live.  

Baynana means “Between Us,” and the intention is to give the broadest possible meaning to these words: ‘we’ are ‘everyone’; there are no ‘others’ or ‘them.’ Created through the cooperation of a group of Syrian journalists living in Madrid and the porCausa Foundation, it is the first medium in Spain designed and run by refugees. Their goal is to increase the visibility of the everyday reality of migrant and refugee communities in Spain, addressing issues of concern to these groups while narrating their experiences in the first person, through the plurality of voices that take part in publishing the magazine. With the participation of: Carlos Martínez de la Serna, program director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Andrea Olea, Baynana’s coordinator, and Muhammed Subat, photographer. Presented by: Karim Hauser, Casa Árabe’s International Relations Coordinator.

Muhammed Subat. A journalist who specializes in war conflicts, and social and political issues in Syria and the Middle East, with over five years of experience in the media, including Syria TV. As a refugee and migrant, he is currently performing his professional work in journalism on migration, refugees, inequality and social justice. He completed his degree in Psychology at the University of Damascus (Syria). His passion for journalism came about as a result of the war in his country. His goal has been to increase the visibility of, document and denounce the major humanitarian crisis and human rights violations which the Syrian population have endured, through truthful, transparent information.

Andrea Olea. Coordinator of Baynana. With a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and a Master’s degree in degree in Democracy and Human Rights in the Arab World, Olea began her career at the Efe News Agency and has worked as a correspondent for nearly a decade, initially in France and then in Lebanon, for Spanish and international media including Público,, Pikara Magazine, the AFP News Agency and Euronews, as well as others. She is currently the director and coordinator of Baynana magazine, a project of the porCausa Foundation.

Carlos Martínez de la Serna is program director of the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). With experience in journalism and design, over the past two decades he has worked at organizations with missions in digital media, technology and human rights. He has combined these tasks with research work at Stanford University and Columbia University’s Tow Center for Digital Journalism. He is a co-founder of the porCausa Foundation and has also worked as Director the of Digital Innovation at Univisión. 
Presentation of the magazine Baynana ("Between Us")