The media continues to report on the ongoing refugee crisis, documenting the lives of women, men and children fleeing their homes in search of a better life.

But, outside of interviews, refugees have not had much of a chance to express themselves and tell their stories in their own words.

However, many of them own smartphones, so Imran Azam, founder of and organiser of The Art of Smartphone Filming Meetup group in Amsterdam, has started teaching Syrian refugees how to shoot, edit and produce video packages by themselves, to share their experiences on social media.

Azam explained to how he carried out the four-hour training, which saw all 15 participants surprise themselves in what they could produce, and why mobile journalism skills are so important for them to learn.

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