"I have never welcomed the weakening of family ties by politics or pressure" - Nelson Mandela.
"He who travels for love finds a thousand miles no longer than one" - Japanese proverb.
"Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence." - Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
"When people's love is divided by law, it is the law that needs to change". -
David Cameron.

Wednesday 22 February 2017

Media requests following MM case judgment

We have had a lot of media requests for contact details of affected families.  The inundation combined with the scarce resources - time and manpower - BritCits has, means we are no longer able to individually seek out families, especially at this time when things with the MM case are a little crazy.

What we will do is collate media requests here and share it so families who are or have been affected by UK's family immigration rules can contact journalists directly if they are interested and meet any specified criteria.  

I urge families to take up the chance to voice their views - it is an opportunity to educate our fellow citizens on how restrictive and damaging these rules are and what the government has been doing. It may also pressure them to implement changes which are better for families!

The Independent is looking for any family affected by UK's immigration rules.  

STV News is looking for Scottish families.  
Email: claire.diamond@stv.tv 

BBC Two is looking for any family fallen victim to UK's immigration rules. Some coverage already on the Victoria Derbyshire Show. 
Email: divya.talwar@bbc.co.uk

BBC Wales News want to hear from Welsh speakers.
Email: Luned.Phillips@bbc.co.uk  Ph: 02920 322514

BBC Gloucestershire want to speak to local families. 
Pippa's Ph: 01452 307093 

BBC Three Counties Radio want to speak to families from Bedfordshire, Hetfordshire or Buckinghamshire.
Email: Akeem.Nicol@bbc.co.uk   Ph: (01582) 636 963

BBC Newsround - keen to hear about impact of absence from a parent from a child's perspective.  Chatty child between the ages of 9 and 12, who has used Skype to maintain ties with absent parent.
Email: Tasha.Crawford@bbc.co.uk

Masters student in Television Journalism at Goldsmiths University.  (Documentary request).
Email: rjanilesh@gmail.com

BA student in Journalism at University of Kent. Name: Ariane
Email: as2082@kent.ac.uk

Requirements fulfilled:

Press Association is keen to speak with anyone affected by these rules.

Nine Lives Media - BAFTA and International Emmy winning TV production company based in Manchester. (Documentary request).

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