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
'Psychological Torture': destitute and seeking asylum in Scotland
Asylum is a reserved matter for the UK government, but it's forcing people onto the streets in Scotland. Rhiannon J Davies speaks to one person with lived experience to find out what impact it has
It's estimated there may be up to 1000 people living in Scotland without any support at all. Often these are people who have had their asylum claims refused. The rhetoric from the Home Office, in keeping with the hostile environment policy is that these people should go home, but in reality the situation can be far more complex.
#GE2019 - views from the streets of Glasgow
CommonSpace finds disinterest and indecisionon the streets of Glasgow.
With just one day to go before the General Election, CommonSpace headed out on the streets of Glasgow to find out how people felt about this important vote.
Many people were unwilling to speak about the election, or had not interest in it. Others remained undecided even one day before.
SNP 'must face up to' lack of ethnic minority parliamentary candidates
Rhiannon Davies examines the concerning lack of diversity amongst the General Election candidates standing in Scotland
The number of minority ethnic people living in Scotland doubled from the 2001 census to 2011, from two per cent up to four per cent and is expected to be even higher now. However, this is not reflected by the country’s political representation.
The SNP, the party expected to claim the most seats in Westminster in the forthcoming General Election, aren’t fielding a single minority ethinc candidate.
‘All eyes are on Scotland’: Children’s rights in Scotland today
On the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, CommonSpace examines the state of children’s rights in modern Scotland
TODAY marks 30 years since the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Child (UNCRC). Signed by over 190 countries, it is the most widely adopted international treaty in history. But what does it actually mean for children living in Scotland today?
WATCH: RIC attendees on an independent Scotland's foreign position
On 26 October, the Radical Independence Campaign held a conference in Glasgow – a Failed State in a Failed System – CommonSpace went along to speak to attendees about what role an independent Scotland could play in future foreign affairs
WATCH: Glasgow youth take to the street demanding climate action now
On 20 September, 2019, school children, university students and young people across the world went on strike demanding climate justice now.
CommonSpace journalist, Rhiannon J Davies, was at the Glasgow strike which marched from Kelvingrove Park to George Square to speak to young people and find out why they had taken to the streets.
‘We still haven’t been allowed to be us’: Breaking the Silence on Menopause
With menopause hitting the headlines due to HRT shortages, and MPs adding their voices to support for menopause policies in the workplace, @RhiannonDavies spoke to women around Scotland tackling the taboo.
Like so many people that go through the menopause, Karen Kenning didn’t realise what was happening in the beginning.
WATCH: Shelter Scotland threatens Glasgow City Council with legal action
Shelter Scotland calls on Glasgow City Council to meet its legal obligation to the city’s rough sleepers
Today [19 August 2019] Shelter Scotland handed in a letter to Glasgow City Council calling on it to end the unlawful practice of denying homeless people temporary accommodation. It cites 3365 instances where homeless people were turned away without being offered a bed for the night. The letter was delivered by a delegation of people who have experienced homelessness.