Rhiannon J Davies joined CommonSpace in 2018, having previously worked in the Turkish media and as a freelancer for various alternative media outlets. She moved to Scotland in 2016 to study for an MSc in media and international journalism with the Glasgow Media Group. At CommonSpace, Rhiannon focuses on creating video content and finding new ways to tell the stories that matter. Got a video idea? Let her know on email@example.com or find her on Twitter: @RhiannonDavies
Rhiannon J Davies
Rising to the challenge of austerity: A journey through Scotland’s communities
CommonSpace journalist Rhiannon Davies spent 17 days visiting community projects across Scotland, and found a spirit of resilience and ingenuity in trying circumstances
“WE realised no one else is going to do this for us so we’re doing it ourselves.”
WATCH: Uber drivers on strike over company's 'orgy of greed'
Uber drivers in the United Private Hire Drivers (UPHD) branch of the Independent Workers Union of Great Britainn (IWGB) have been on strike in Glasgow, London, Birmingham, and Nottingham ahead of the company’s stock market launch
A life in limbo: one family's experience of moving to Glasgow after fleeing gang violence in El Salvador
Fleeing gang violence, more and more families from Central America are applying for asylum in the UK. Rhiannon J Davies met with one family from El Salvador to hear more about the life they left behind and their new life in limbo in Glasgow.
Mario Melgar and his family are one of a growing number of families making new homes in Glasgow after fleeing gang violence in El Salvador. CommonSpace met them in the garden of the Nan McKay Community Hall, a place that has become like a second home, since their arrival in Scotland two years ago.
Turkey, Spain and Britain: The radicalisation of hegemonic nationalisms
In the final contribution to our week of special coverage on international self-determination movements, Rhiannon Davies explores the nationalisms of hegemonic states, and how they can be radicalised in opposition to autonomy and independence movements
ONE of the more alarming outcomes of yesterday’s Spanish election was the arrival of Vox into the Spanish Parliament, and international consciousness. Their 24 seats is the first time a far-right party has won more than a single seat in congress since the death of dictator General Francisco Franco in 1975.
Urban Agriculture: Grassroots solution to food scarcity - or a gateway to gentrification?
In the north of Glasgow, a community growing project has emerged where previously there was only a ‘food desert’, providing a dignified way to tackle poverty – but can such projects also be free labour for developers to exploit regeneration for commercial value?
Watch: Campaigners demand emergency accommodation for asylum seekers
Asylum seekers and supporters demand rights to emergency accommodation for those facing destitution
HOUSING and asylum rights campaigners in Glasgow have demanded the city council supply emergency accommodation to refugees facing destitution.
'Brexit is the dormant volcano called denial': 5 stories of EU citizens in Scotland
CommonSpace readers share their stories of living in Scotland under the Brexit cloud, as the 29 March leaving date draws ever nearer
With just weeks to go until the Brexit deadline and uncertainty still reigning in the political debate, we asked readers to tell us about their experiences as the countdown continues. If you have a story you’d like to share, get in touch with us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
WATCH: Ayr - a High Street in Decline?
As part of our special week of coverage on Scotland's towns and places, CommonSpace journalists David Jamieson and Rhiannon Davies visited Ayr on Thursday [28 February]
COMMONSPACE spoke to locals about how the closure of iconic building including the Hourstons department store and the Station Hotel have impacted upon the town centre and local communities.