Journalist and photographer Sally Hayden compels us to look when we would rather turn away.
One of the essential truths of life is that the world is made from stories. Every single one of us has a story to tell but it’s often only the lucky and the powerful who can shout loud enough to be heard. In her work as the Africa correspondent for the Irish Times, journalist Sally Hayden has heard more stories of suffering, trauma, and exploitation than most of us can imagine. In her compassionate, essential, visceral account of the migrant crisis across North Africa, she gives voice to the individuals the world has turned its back on and asks us all to bear witness, and to take collective responsibility.
Sally Hayden is an award-winning Irish journalist and photographer who reports on migration, conflict, and humanitarian crises. She is currently the Africa correspondent for the Irish Times.
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Sally will be in conversation with broadcaster Miriam O’Callaghan.