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 firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Twitter: @RhiannonDavies
Rhiannon J Davies
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
The CommonSpace Show - Youth Climate Strikes Special
In this special edition of our fortnightly CommonSpace Show, journalists Rhiannon J Davies and David Jamieson are joined by 15-year-old Erin Curtis, one of the organisers of last week's massive climate strikes that saw an around 10-15,000 people take to the streets of Glasgow.
‘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.
‘Black Wednesday’: Why everyone's talking about mental health at the fringe
Mental Health is a hot topic at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe – both on and off stage. Rhiannon J Davies spoke to performers and professionals about its impact
It’s that time of year again; when Edinburgh streets throng with excited visitors, while locals flee the city centre, waiting it out until September when it’s safe to return.
Are artists used as pawns in the gentrification of Govanhill?
Are artists behind the gentrification process underway in Govanhill? The artists-in-residence for the Glasgow’s Southside Central ward think this is a conversation we need to be having.
“Artists are often used as pawns in a game of chess, in which the board itself is controlled by local and central government. The planning rules are their rules, their decisions. I’m interested in how artists are played by these government officials and other players on the board – the knights and kings – which are the property developers.”