Connecting  & Campaigning 

We’re here to protect, support and represent people who’ve been marginalised or excluded by the journalism industry

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Our Values

Inclusive Journalism Cymru is collaborative and participatory. It’s open to anyone in Wales who feels they or their community has been systemically under-represented in the industry. Together, we’re supporting each other and working towards journalism which better reflects society. We’re as much about the future as about the present. We don’t pretend to have all the answers, but together we’ll listen, learn and grow.

Our mission

Supporting journalists

Creating spaces for connection, support and learning for those who’ve been marginalised and excluded by the journalism industry, to share experiences and build networks

Changing the industry

Using our collective power to campaign for systemic change in newsrooms and to create a more inclusive and representative journalism industry in Wales and beyond

Shifting narratives & rebuilding trust

Confronting prejudice and discrimination by telling stories which better reflect society, rebuild trust and support a more equal future for all of us

Our Partners

Shirish Kulkarni

Founder & Director

I’m a journalist, researcher and community organizer and have worked in the industry for more than 25 years. During that time, my life and career have been harmed by systemic discrimination. I’ve also seen how the impacts of discrimination ripple out from journalism into society.

I started Inclusive Journalism Cymru in the hope that those who come after us don’t have to fight all the same battles again. I want a more representative journalism industry and a fairer society.

Damian Kerlin

Director

I’m a Cardiff-based LGBTQ+ journalist, publicist, broadcaster and content creator. My passion is providing opportunities to pass the mic to those whose voices are struggling to be heard,

I also think it’s important to provide safe spaces for shared experiences and collective learning to influence a more inclusive and fair industry. That’s what Inclusive Journalism Cymru was set up to achieve.

Silvia Rose

Director & Project Manager

I’m a writer, tutor and freelancer with a passion for bringing people together through stories and words. Born and raised in rural Eryri (Snowdonia), I understand the unique challenges faced by Welsh communities and how difficult it can be to develop professionally, especially coming from a low-income background. Working with Inclusive Journalism Cymru is an uplifting experience – to see how much energy and talent is out there, and how much appetite for positive change. Dw i’n siarad Cymraeg.

Shirish Kulkarni

Founder & Director

I’m a journalist, researcher and community organizer and have worked in the industry for more than 25 years. During that time, my life and career have been harmed by systemic discrimination. I’ve also seen how the impacts of discrimination ripple out from journalism into society.

I started Inclusive Journalism Cymru in the hope that those who come after us don’t have to fight all the same battles again. I want a more representative journalism industry and a fairer society.

Damian Kerlin

Director

I’m a Cardiff-based LGBTQ+ journalist, publicist, broadcaster and content creator. My passion is providing opportunities to pass the mic to those whose voices are struggling to be heard,

I also think it’s important to provide safe spaces for shared experiences and collective learning to influence a more inclusive and fair industry. That’s what Inclusive Journalism Cymru was set up to achieve.

Silvia Rose

Director & Project Manager

I’m a writer, tutor and freelancer with a passion for bringing people together through stories and words. Born and raised in rural Eryri (Snowdonia), I understand the unique challenges faced by Welsh communities and how difficult it can be to develop professionally, especially coming from a low-income background. Working with Inclusive Journalism Cymru is an uplifting experience – to see how much energy and talent is out there, and how much appetite for positive change. Dw i’n siarad Cymraeg.

Shirish Kulkarni

Founder & Director

I’m a journalist, researcher and community organizer and have worked in the industry for more than 25 years. During that time, my life and career have been harmed by systemic discrimination. I’ve also seen how the impacts of discrimination ripple out from journalism into society.

I started Inclusive Journalism Cymru in the hope that those who come after us don’t have to fight all the same battles again. I want a more representative journalism industry and a fairer society.

Damian Kerlin

Director

I’m a Cardiff-based LGBTQ+ journalist, publicist, broadcaster and content creator. My passion is providing opportunities to pass the mic to those whose voices are struggling to be heard,

I also think it’s important to provide safe spaces for shared experiences and collective learning to influence a more inclusive and fair industry. That’s what Inclusive Journalism Cymru was set up to achieve.

Silvia Rose

Director & Project Manager

I’m a writer, tutor and freelancer with a passion for bringing people together through stories and words. Born and raised in rural Eryri (Snowdonia), I understand the unique challenges faced by Welsh communities and how difficult it can be to develop professionally, especially coming from a low-income background. Working with Inclusive Journalism Cymru is an uplifting experience – to see how much energy and talent is out there, and how much appetite for positive change. Dw i’n siarad Cymraeg.

Shirish Kulkarni

Founder & Director

I’m a journalist, researcher and community organizer and have worked in the industry for more than 25 years. During that time, my life and career have been harmed by systemic discrimination. I’ve also seen how the impacts of discrimination ripple out from journalism into society.

I started Inclusive Journalism Cymru in the hope that those who come after us don’t have to fight all the same battles again. I want a more representative journalism industry and a fairer society.

Damian Kerlin

Director

I’m a Cardiff-based LGBTQ+ journalist, publicist, broadcaster and content creator. My passion is providing opportunities to pass the mic to those whose voices are struggling to be heard,

I also think it’s important to provide safe spaces for shared experiences and collective learning to influence a more inclusive and fair industry. That’s what Inclusive Journalism Cymru was set up to achieve.

Silvia Rose

Director & Project Manager

I’m a writer, tutor and freelancer with a passion for bringing people together through stories and words. Born and raised in rural Eryri (Snowdonia), I understand the unique challenges faced by Welsh communities and how difficult it can be to develop professionally, especially coming from a low-income background. Working with Inclusive Journalism Cymru is an uplifting experience – to see how much energy and talent is out there, and how much appetite for positive change. Dw i’n siarad Cymraeg.

Shirish Kulkarni

Founder & Director

I’m a journalist, researcher and community organizer and have worked in the industry for more than 25 years. During that time, my life and career have been harmed by systemic discrimination. I’ve also seen how the impacts of discrimination ripple out from journalism into society.

I started Inclusive Journalism Cymru in the hope that those who come after us don’t have to fight all the same battles again. I want a more representative journalism industry and a fairer society.

Damian Kerlin

Director

I’m a Cardiff-based LGBTQ+ journalist, publicist, broadcaster and content creator. My passion is providing opportunities to pass the mic to those whose voices are struggling to be heard,

I also think it’s important to provide safe spaces for shared experiences and collective learning to influence a more inclusive and fair industry. That’s what Inclusive Journalism Cymru was set up to achieve.

Silvia Rose

Director & Project Manager

I’m a writer, tutor and freelancer with a passion for bringing people together through stories and words. Born and raised in rural Eryri (Snowdonia), I understand the unique challenges faced by Welsh communities and how difficult it can be to develop professionally, especially coming from a low-income background. Working with Inclusive Journalism Cymru is an uplifting experience – to see how much energy and talent is out there, and how much appetite for positive change. Dw i’n siarad Cymraeg.

Shirish Kulkarni

Founder & Director

I’m a journalist, researcher and community organizer and have worked in the industry for more than 25 years. During that time, my life and career have been harmed by systemic discrimination. I’ve also seen how the impacts of discrimination ripple out from journalism into society.

I started Inclusive Journalism Cymru in the hope that those who come after us don’t have to fight all the same battles again. I want a more representative journalism industry and a fairer society.

Damian Kerlin

Director

I’m a Cardiff-based LGBTQ+ journalist, publicist, broadcaster and content creator. My passion is providing opportunities to pass the mic to those whose voices are struggling to be heard,

I also think it’s important to provide safe spaces for shared experiences and collective learning to influence a more inclusive and fair industry. That’s what Inclusive Journalism Cymru was set up to achieve.

Silvia Rose

Director & Project Manager

I’m a writer, tutor and freelancer with a passion for bringing people together through stories and words. Born and raised in rural Eryri (Snowdonia), I understand the unique challenges faced by Welsh communities and how difficult it can be to develop professionally, especially coming from a low-income background. Working with Inclusive Journalism Cymru is an uplifting experience – to see how much energy and talent is out there, and how much appetite for positive change. Dw i’n siarad Cymraeg.

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Is your organization passionate about inclusive journalism? Want to drive change in your newsroom but not sure how? Want to make sure everyone has a seat at the table and gets their voice heard? Get in touch and we can make a difference together.