Anna Babinets and Victoria Roshchyna by Elena Vardon

Ukrainian journalist Anna Babinets, 37, is used to controversy, and to being on the receiving end of threats. The investigative agency Slidstvo.info, that she co-founded ten years ago, specialises in investigating high-level crime and government corruption. Babinets - who in 2019 received the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Award - recalls how, when [...]

By |2022-05-16T09:42:58+01:00May 16th, 2022|Heroes|Comments Off on Anna Babinets and Victoria Roshchyna by Elena Vardon

Pham Doan Trang: Human rights journalist in jail for “anti state activities” By Caitlin Tilley

Vietnamese journalist Pham Doan Trang knew she would be arrested at some point, and even wrote a farewell letter, but she didn’t know when – until, on 6 October 2020, police turned up in the middle of the night at her flat in Ho Chi Minh City. She is now embarking on a nine-year jail [...]

By |2022-04-07T11:28:52+01:00April 7th, 2022|Heroes|Comments Off on Pham Doan Trang: Human rights journalist in jail for “anti state activities” By Caitlin Tilley

Rana Ayyub – The Perfect enemy for Narendra Modi’s ‘Troll Army’ By Sally Patterson

At the time of writing, 37-year-old investigative journalist Rana Ayyub is afraid to leave her Mumbai home for fear of being attacked by armed gangs or by the government whose agents sit and watch from nearby streets. It’s the culmination of 15 years spent publishing independent and fearless exposés on religious violence in India and [...]

By |2022-03-04T17:00:56+00:00March 4th, 2022|Heroes|Comments Off on Rana Ayyub – The Perfect enemy for Narendra Modi’s ‘Troll Army’ By Sally Patterson

Ten years since Marie Colvin was killed by Assad’s forces – Eleanor Mills remembers her

It is hard to believe it is ten years since Marie Colvin, war reporter extraordinaire and an incredible humanitarian, was killed by President Assad’s forces in Homs, Syria. I can remember as if yesterday sitting in my office in the old Sunday Times building in Wapping and watching her on BBC News reporting from the [...]

By |2022-02-23T18:07:39+00:00February 22nd, 2022|Heroes, News|Comments Off on Ten years since Marie Colvin was killed by Assad’s forces – Eleanor Mills remembers her

Risking their lives to report the news – Zhang Zhan: By Isabeau van Halm

In February 2020, Zhang Zhan, a 36-year old lawyer turned citizen journalist, travelled to Wuhan to report on the early days of the pandemic. With much of the news in China heavily censored, Zhan’s first-hand reports, along with those of other citizen journalists, offered an insight into life under lockdown to a Chinese public crying [...]

By |2022-02-09T15:56:49+00:00January 5th, 2022|Heroes|Comments Off on Risking their lives to report the news – Zhang Zhan: By Isabeau van Halm

Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Daria Chultsova: The Battle for Press Freedom in Belarus: By Nathalie Weatherald

On a grey afternoon in Minsk in November 2020, journalists Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Daria Chultsova were filming from an apartment. It looked down onto a courtyard, colloquially known as the ‘Square of Change’, where hundreds were gathered to peacefully demonstrate and demand justice for the death of pro-democracy activist Raman Bandarenka in police custody. Andreyeva, [...]

By |2022-02-09T15:57:34+00:00December 3rd, 2021|Heroes|Comments Off on Katsiaryna Andreyeva and Daria Chultsova: The Battle for Press Freedom in Belarus: By Nathalie Weatherald

Leona O’Neill: Breaking Journalism’s Big Secret: PTSD by Amigzaday López Beltrán

How would you feel if someone threatened to kill you or your family? It's a question most of us will never have to face, but it is nothing new to Leona O'Neill, a high-profile journalist in Northern Ireland, which, says Amnesty International, is the most dangerous place for journalists in the UK. Many, especially those [...]

By |2022-02-09T15:58:18+00:00November 1st, 2021|Heroes|Comments Off on Leona O’Neill: Breaking Journalism’s Big Secret: PTSD by Amigzaday López Beltrán

Caroline Muscat: Fighting Corruption in Malta By Flaminia Luck

Around the world every day there are journalists putting their lives at risk in order to report the truth. Often their families too face physical harm and intimidation. These are the true heroes of our trade.  Those for whom speaking truth to power comes with real consequences. Everyone who believes in the importance of journalism owes a [...]

By |2022-02-09T15:59:00+00:00September 29th, 2021|Heroes|Comments Off on Caroline Muscat: Fighting Corruption in Malta By Flaminia Luck

Maria Ressa: The Battle for Facts By Ella Hopkins

Around the world every day there are journalists putting their lives at risk in order to report the truth. Often their families too face physical harm and intimidation. These are the true heroes of our trade.  Those for whom speaking truth to power comes with real consequences. Everyone who believes in the importance of journalism owes a [...]

By |2022-02-09T15:59:29+00:00September 5th, 2021|Heroes|Comments Off on Maria Ressa: The Battle for Facts By Ella Hopkins
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