Looking for an insider’s view on immigrant and refugee life in Minnesota? Check out Sahan Journal, an independent non-profit that aims to “chronicle the struggles, successes and transformations of Minnesota’s new Americans, whose stories are often overlooked by traditional news organizations. As Minnesota becomes more diverse, Sahan will bring the stories of these immigrant groups to the mainstream, with the skill and deftness that they deserve.”
The free website is funded by the Knight Foundation, the St. Paul and Minnesota Foundations, the Facebook Journalism Project and the McKnight Foundation, among others. Recent coverage has included stories about the impact of COVID-19 on immigrant communities, the murder of an singer/political figure in Ethiopia that sparked outrage within the local Oromo community, and new Somali school principals.
Have a story you think Sahan Journal should know about? Contact Executive Director/Editor Mukhtar M. Ibrahim at firstname.lastname@example.org