Journalist, writer producer and community leader Remzije Sherifi

Journalist, writer producer and community leader Remzije Sherifi

“Remzije Sherifi’s life is an inspiration,” says Sarah Mason.

She was one of the first female radio journalists in Kosovo at only 17. She lost her job in 1992, and almost lost her life as the Milosevic regime tightened its grip on the Albanian people who lived there.

As the war in the Balkans spread, Remzije was forced to flee and was evacuated to Glasgow on medical grounds from a refugee camp in Macedonia.

She currently runs the Maryhill Integration Network who operate a programme of activities in health, learning, art and dance to bring communities together.

Source:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39139544