Idil holds a PhD from Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and her thesis examined the role of diasporic media in conflict zones.

Viktoryia Kolchyna & Daniella Koliada
Viktoryia Kolchyna & Daniella Koliada

She is the author of the book "Media, Diaspora and the Somali Conflict". Idil has worked for over a decade as a national and international journalist for the BBC, the Guardian and the Voice of America. Previously a Teaching Fellow in Media and Communication at University of Leicester’s Department of Media and Communication, she’s now a Research Associate and Senior Teaching Fellow in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS.

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