2012 (22)
Dec 10 2012 10:14AM
Detained for more than a year but is this a case of mistaken identity?
Please read an article I wrote for the Sunday Mail which was published yesterday. The report highlights the case of a man who's been detained in Dungaval Immigration Centre in Scotland for nearly 15 months. He claims he is the victim o...
Nov 15 2012 1:40PM
Mining firms and human rights abuses in Colombia.
Please read my latest piece published by the Sunday Mail newspaper on 11th November 2012. The article highlights a new report which exposes how the rapid expansion of mining in Colombia has resulted in enivironmental disaster, unlawful...
Nov 5 2012 4:16PM
The human cost of cheap bananas sold in UK supermarkets.
Please read the following article - published yesterday by the Sunday Mail - about a new film which exposes how plantation workers in Cameroon suffer dreadful working conditions and poverty wages to provide cheap bananas for European s...
Oct 22 2012 4:24PM
Is UK government policy resulting in asylum seekers starving to death?
Please read the following letter which was sent to me following the recent deaths of an asylum seeking mother and child who starved to death in London. Earlier this month, The Guardian reported on the case and the full report can be re...
Oct 5 2012 10:36AM
Can women promote human rights and stop corruption in Uganda?
Please click on the link below to read a story written by Joseph Opio, a correspondent for the International Network of Street Papers (INSP) based in Uganda. Joseph's report explains how women are breaking through the glass celing to b...
Sep 30 2012 11:27AM
Victims of rape & torture wrongly locked up by UK government.
Please read the following report which was published today by Scotland On Sunday. The article tells how victims of rape and torture have been wrongly locked up by the UK government. http://www.scotsman.com/scotland-on-sunday/uk-illegal...
Sep 16 2012 12:09PM
Remarkable film exposing human trafficking in Dubai, Greece and Athens.
Please read my interview with Bugarian film director Mimi Chakarova who risked her life to expose human trafficking for the sex industry in Dubai, Greece and Turkey. Her story is published today by the Sunday Mail in Scotland. http://w...
Sep 10 2012 9:26AM
Human Trafficking - A new tool to help campaigners.
I'm involved with a new project that aims to help campaigners trying to combat human trafficking. The Human Trafficking Awareness Index is a collaboration with an information company called LexisNexis UK - www.lexisnexis.co.uk . Using...
Aug 26 2012 12:03PM
The Scottish Government's links to Chinese firms complicit in human rights abuses.
Please read my story published today by Scotland On Sunday which exposes the Scottish Government's links to Chinese energy firms accused of being complicit in human rights violations in Sudan and Myanmar. http://www.scotsman.com/scotla...
Aug 17 2012 11:00AM
Three people killed in Guyana.
I received the following email this week which was written by a woman called Michelle Asantewa. Michelle wishes to draw attention to recent events in her homeland, Guyana. Dear Billy I am writing to you, as I did some years back with t...
Aug 16 2012 8:57AM
Journalist shot in Somalia - 8th to die this year.
Please read this report from Reporters Without Borders. It concerns the murder of a young journalist in Somalia called Mohamud Ali Keyre, also known as "Buneyste". http://en.rsf.org/somalia-young-freelancer-shot-dead-in-13-08-2012,4321...
Aug 8 2012 5:56PM
Jihadists in Mali target journalists.
Please read this report from Reporters Without Borders which documents how the Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa (MUJAO) is targeting bona fide journalists doing their jobs in the city of Gao. http://en.rsf.org/mali-confronta...
Aug 7 2012 1:47PM
Human Trafficking - A new tool to assist campaigners.
I'm involved with a new project that aims to assist individuals and organisations trying to combat human trafficking. The Human Trafficking Awareness Index is a collaboration with LexisNexis UK - w ww.lexisnexis.co.uk - a leading provi...
Jul 20 2012 11:22AM
Malawi - Human Trafficking on the rise.
Please find below a link to a story written by the Malawi correspondent for the International Network of Street Papers (INSP). Henry Mhango's article was published by The Guardian this week and it has prompted quite a debate in his hom...
Jul 4 2012 11:30AM
HUMAN TRAFFICKING - BURKINA FASO
Please view this photo essay on human trafficking for the sex industry in Burkina Faso which was published by The Guardian last week. Images are by photographer Angela Catlin who travelled with me to Ouagadougou - the nation's capital...
Jun 21 2012 9:28AM
Ending human trafficking - a new tool for campaigners
Firstly, many thanks for reading this post. I'm involved in a new project which has the aim of helping campaigners across the world who are trying to combat human trafficking. Full details are below if you click on the links, and pleas...
Jun 7 2012 9:01AM
Gambia's food crisis and its dictator's lavish lifestyle.
Please find below a link to a story written by the International Network of Street Paper's Gambian correspondent which contrasts Gambia's current food crisis with President Jammeh's extravagance. http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/saiko...
Jun 6 2012 10:05AM
Malaysia - censorship
The Malaysian government is attempting to curb freedom of expression ahead of elections. More information below from the Centre for Independent Journalism, a non-governmental organisation based in Malaysia that looks to defend and prot...
May 22 2012 8:40PM
Allegations of institutional racism against Roma in Britain.
Please click on the links below to read my report published last Sunday (20th May) by Scotland On Sunday which exposes racism against Roma by the Department of Work and Pensions and Her Majesty's Inland Revenue in the UK. http://www.sc...
May 11 2012 9:08AM
The other side of India's IT capital.
Aside from writing, I commission and edit stories for the International Network of Street Papers ( INSP ). Founded in 1994, INSP is an inspiring charity that supports and develops over 100 street press projects in 40 countries, in 24 l...
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