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...
May 8 2012 12:23PM
International Network of Street Papers.
Aside from writing, I commission and edit stories for the International Network of Street Papers (INSP). Founded in 1994, INSP is a fantastic charity that supports and develops over 100 street press projects in 40 countries, in 24 lang...
Jan 12 2012 12:00AM
Egypt, jailed for marrying a woman.
Jessica Albrent contacted me recently and asked for help as her husband was jailed in Egypt for marrying her. These are Jessica's words and her contact details are at the end of the letter. Thanks for your time. Billy Briggs. As an Ame...
Sep 8 2011 2:23PM
China's Organ harvesting.
Here's my latest article which was published by both The Herald and The Scotsman. It's a report about the Chinese Communist Party's killing of innocent people for their organs. http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/glasgow-twin-...
Sep 7 2011 11:13AM
RACISM IN EUROPE.
Here's a link to my latest article for Al Jazeera. http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/09/201192182426183450.html Thanks for your time. Billy Briggs. www.billybriggs.co.uk
Jun 20 2011 9:49AM
MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT REFUGEES.
New report about which countries take the most amount of refugees… UNHCR report: 80% of world’s refugees in developing countri A UNHCR report released today reveals deep imbalance in international support for the world’s forcibly displ...
May 20 2011 12:52PM
Church of Scotland persecuted Travellers.
Here's a link to an article I wrote for Scotland On Sunday last week. The piece is about the Church of Scotland admitting it persecuted Travellers and was complicit in the forced removal of Traveller children who were sent abroad away...
May 7 2011 2:36PM
Russia's neo-Nazis
Please read this story about the conviction of a neo-Nazi for the murder of a journalist and human rights lawyer in Russia. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/06/russian-neo-nazi-life-sentence-murder Thanks for your time. Billy B...
Mar 16 2011 6:14PM
Child trafficking - Scotland.
Here's an article I wrote for The Guardian about a new report highlighting an escalating child trafficking problem in Scotland. http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/mar/13/child-trafficking-scotland-scandal-report Thanks for your time. B...
Mar 16 2011 6:11PM
Census company and allegations of Torture.
Please read the following article I wrote for The Observer concerning a company contracted to carry out the census and its links to claims of torture. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/mar/06/scotland-census-abu-ghraib Thanks for your...
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