Al Jazeera Journalism Review
Lucy Papachristou is a freelance journalist based in northwest Bosnia and Herzegovina, focusing on human rights and migration. She was previously with the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and has freelanced from the Republic of Georgia and the United States.
The use of the term ‘economic migrants’ to describe desperate people trying to find a better life for themselves and their families conceals the reality of the brutality they face at Europe’s borders.
REPORTER’S NOTEBOOK: From changing the wet clothes of babies who have just arrived across the Aegean Sea to dodging police to interview vulnerable people who have poisoned themselves to avoid deportation - life as an aid-worker-turned-journalist in Eastern Europe.