Isabelle Roughol

Journalist. Founder & host of Borderline. Former international editor of LinkedIn, foreign editor at Le Figaro, reporter at The Cambodia Daily. Global soul, messy accent.

We don’t need a global news brand. We need a globally literate media.

We don’t need a global news brand. We need a globally literate media.

The Smiths may not be the ones to bring together the world’s news consumers. But should anyone?

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
The Media Artisan
Your Borderline reading list and last-minute Christmas gift guide

Your Borderline reading list and last-minute Christmas gift guide

Twelve can't-go-wrong books I recommend for your last-minute presents... or just for yourself.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Borderline
Joe Biden campaigned on massive immigration reform. Is he delivering?

Joe Biden campaigned on massive immigration reform. Is he delivering?

The Trump administration upended immigration law and processes. Its legacy is a complex web to untangle, says Susan Cohen.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Immigration & asylum
Episode 048 | Donald Trump's immigration legacy, with Susan J. Cohen

Episode 048 | Donald Trump's immigration legacy, with Susan J. Cohen

Joe Biden campaigned on massive immigration reform. Here's what he's inherited, what he's already changed... and what he still hasn't.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast episodes
You’re probably wrong about refugees

You’re probably wrong about refugees

Busting some common myths and assumptions about asylum-seekers and Channel crossings

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Borderline
Episode 047 | Busting myths about refugees and Channel crossings, with Daniel Sohege

Episode 047 | Busting myths about refugees and Channel crossings, with Daniel Sohege

Arriving without a visa to claim asylum is legal, there is no queue to jump and there is no such thing as the "first safe country" rule.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Borderline
046 | Kamal al-Solaylee | Why we go back to where we come from

046 | Kamal al-Solaylee | Why we go back to where we come from

Immigration isn't a one-way ticket. For many, the homeland calls back.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Podcast episodes
Mass migration is inevitable. The global North should welcome it.

Mass migration is inevitable. The global North should welcome it.

Climate change and demographics are setting the stage for a massive reshuffling of the human population, argues Parag Khanna.

Isabelle Roughol
Isabelle Roughol
Borderline

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