Cara chosen by Times Higher Education as their Awards Charity Partner 2017

October 3, 2017 | News

Cara is honoured to have been chosen by Times Higher Education (THE) as their 2017 Awards Charity Partner.

THE’s editor, John Gill, told the London Evening Standard that, “At a time when academics in many countries face persecution and are being driven from their homes, Cara’s work is of the utmost importance and in many cases life-saving. Times Higher Education is pleased to support the charity’s work and to help raise the profile of the life-line it is throwing to international colleagues who are at imminent risk.”

Channel 4 News presenter Jon Snow, a Cara Patron, commented, “As a journalist travelling around the world, I see that academics are often regarded as troublemakers and jailed, tortured or killed because of their learning, but it is this very learning that needs to be nurtured so these scholars can be part of the rebuilding process when the fighting stops. It’s not overstating things to say that Cara provide a lifeline to academics in peril and I have no hesitation in supporting them in any way I can.”

See Jon Snow also with Cara’s Martin Thornton on YouTube.