Humam Husari was nominated for award in UK but was initially refused visa
A Home Office decision to grant a visa to a Syrian journalist who risked his life to report on the conflict in his country for British television has been welcomed by his colleagues and members of the public.
Humam Husari, 32, was refused an entry visa to attend the prestigious Rory Peck awards after he was shortlisted for his films.
Good News: My visit to the UK has just been approved! My deep thanks to everyone how spent an effort to make this happen.
Delighted to say that we WILL be seeing our colleague @HumamHusari in London next week for the @rorypecktrust awards after all. Thanks to @sajidjavid & @ukhomeoffice for granting his visa. A happy way to end the week. https://t.co/1QnLcI4yru
And this weekend after many can finally be a relaxed one @HumamHusari
ITV News filmmaker whose “extraordinary eyewitness journalism” from Ghouta is nominated for one of the industry’s top awards, is barred from the UK so can’t attend next week’s ceremony. Officials think there’s a chance he won’t leave (there’s no chance) https://t.co/qWgAgLHc2V
Link : Home Office U-turn over Syrian journalist welcomed