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List of non-English language news media in London

In 2007 I began making a list of all the London-based newspapers, magazines, newsletters, radio and television stations in London aimed at the capital’s extraordinarily diverse communities. I did this by walking everywhere, going into shops, cafes, community centres, asking people and so on. Somali tea I can heartily recommend, and also Albanian cuisine, among other delights encountered along the way.

It was a full-time job keeping it up to date, and since then Facebook groups and other social media have emerged to rival these more traditional news media. I hope it proves of use to someone, somewhere. If you spot anything wildly out of date, let me know on Twitter @JGWillsher or email jamesgwillsher@hotmail.co.uk Continue reading

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Postcard from Central Asia #2: encounter with a not very good spy

One of my favourite places in Bishkek is Smokie’s Bar-B-Q, a 24-hour American ribs and beer joint where many a late evening has been spent in good company. You meet all sorts there: aviation engineers, diplomats, journalists, musicians. I’m talking to … Continue reading

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Bishkek restaurant review: Pirogoff Vodkin

Bishkek restaurant review: Pirogoff-Vodkin All I had wanted was a bowl of borsch, a token vegetable offering on an otherwise cake-and-chocolate-heavy Christmas Day. I ended up with much else besides, and what is perhaps the finest meal I have had … Continue reading

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Among the Russians: the fourth anniversary of Angliya newspaper

The address is off Piccadilly Circus. We expect deafening music, a corner of an overcrowded bar. It’s the fourth anniversary party of a newspaper for Russians in the UK. I’m coming along with a colleague who knows the advertising manager. … Continue reading

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London raises funds to help war-torn Donbass

A PACKED Islington cafe hosted a fundraising event for hospitals and schools caught in the middle of Ukraine’s civil war. More than 70 people spilled out onto the street to attend an auction at the Blackstock Kitchen, Blackstock Road, to … Continue reading

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The silent hand: China in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

By @JGWillsher I become an acquaintance of an Uighur student in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, a decade ago; he pronounced his ethnic nomenclature as Oi-ghur, not Wee-gerr, as news reports did at the time of Uighur riots taking place in western … Continue reading

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