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Reporting Trafficking and Slavery 2015

Updated: Mon, 9 Nov 2015

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Trainers

  • Anastasia Moloney

    Latin American and Caribbean correspondent, Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Based in Bogota, Anastasia Moloney is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Latin America and Caribbean correspondent. Prior to joining the Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2009, Moloney was a freelance journalist covering the Andean region for the Financial Times, and other British media and publications in the U.S. She has lived in Colombia since 2002.

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  • Timothy Large

    Journalist, editor and trainer, Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Timothy Large was until recently Director of Journalism and Media Programmes at the Thomson Reuters Foundation, where he drove initiatives to raise journalistic standards worldwide and help independent media flourish. He was previously Editor-in-Chief of the Foundation’s global news services covering under-reported stories including humanitarian issues, rights abuses, the human impacts of climate change and corruption. He built an award-winning multimedia team. Before that he was a Reuters correspondent. He is now on sabbatical, writing a book and making a documentary.

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Participating journalists

  • Andre Campos

    reporter, Repórter Brasil

    André Campos has worked since 2006 for the Brazilian media organization Repórter Brasil and has been involved in several investigations related to modern slavery in his country. Much of his work is linked to exposing labour issues and human rights abuses taking place in the production of raw materials supplying multinational companies. He has been nominated for international journalism awards like the German Media Development Awards and the Gabriel Garcia Marquez Journalism Award.

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  • Daniel Abunales

    Multimedia Editor, Writer, and Project Coordinator, VERA Files

    Daniel Abunales works as multimedia editor, and project coordinator for VERA Files, a non-profit media organization committed to advancing excellence in journalism by engaging in research-intensive, high-impact reports in multiple formats and providing training, particularly mentoring, of journalists in the Philippines. As multimedia editor, he oversees content and creative aspects of multimedia materials for publication. As a writer, Abunales also produces multimedia reports on social issues such as peace and conflict, and disability. His job as a project coordinator requires him to conceptualise and co-manage monitoring projects. His duties also include website administration and coordination for content from community journalists. Among the projects he co-managed dealt with human trafficking and election monitoring. Prior to joining VERA Files, he was the head of the communications and advocacy arm of Visayan Forum Foundation Inc. (VF), a non-profit organisation working for the welfare of human trafficking victims. Abunales headed the development of the organisation’s communication and advocacy portfolio. He also led liaison and partnership work with media groups reporting on human trafficking such as CNN Freedom Project, PBS NewsHour, and Al Jazeera. Abunales’ professional career in covering human rights issues started with The Probe Team, the Philippines’ longest running investigative news program. Moving up the ranks from production assistant to producer, he learned all aspects of TV production from researching, filming, writing to video editing. During his five-year stint in the show, he co-produced documentaries that exposed the routes of internal human trafficking in the country; and the challenges and innovations of prosecuting human trafficking cases. Abunales holds a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Sydney.

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  • Danish Raza

    Special Correspondent, Hindustan Times

    Danish Raza is a New Delhi based special correspondent with the Hindustan Times, one of the largest English dailies in India. He covers humanitarian issues with strong focus on human rights, gender, conflicts and juvenile justice. Apart from covering various forms of trafficking, he has reported from conflict zones including the north-east region, Chhattisgarh and the No Man’s Land on Indo- Bangladesh border. Prior to this, he covered politics and current affairs for Network 18, Governance Now and NewsX. He started his journalism career in 2007. He is a recipient of the UNFPA Laadli Media and Advertising Award for Gender Sensitivity 2013-14 and a nominee of the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize 2015.

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  • Elias Meseret

    Correspondent, Afro FM, Paconet Media PLC

    Elias Meseret Taye, 32, is a Correspondent for The Associated Press to Ethiopia and the African Union. At AP, Elias writes stories by focusing on Ethiopian and the African related themes in politics, economics, business and environment. He also liaise and work with regional Correspondents for stories that focus on South Sudan, Eritrea and at times Somalia. He also freelances for various newspapers and magazines both in his Ethiopia and globally. He studied Law in Mekelle University and has graduated with LLB Bachelor Degree in 2007.

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  • Fatimetou Ahmed Ghassem

    Journalist, Al Wataniya TV

    Fatimetou Ahmed Ghassem is a freelance writer. She graduated on July 2014 from English Department in Nouakchott University. She studied two semesters at Humboldt State University in California. Also, she had a Certificate of completion in recognition of outstanding achievement in the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program for the Near East, South Asia and Sub Saharan Africa form 08/10/2014 to 16/05/2015. She worked at Al Wataniya TV as a reporter and news presenter for six months and she has attended some training in journalism under the supervision of US embassy in Mauritania. She is one of the founders of YWMC (Young Women Media Club), the first English club in Mauritania that is dedicated to give a clear picture about Mauritanian culture through native voices. Fatimetou Ahmed Ghassem lives in Nouakchott, Mauritania.

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  • Javier Lewkowicz

    Periodista, Pagina 12

    Javier is an Argentinian journalist, who works for the newspaper Página/12 and the TV Channel C5N. He has studied Political Economy at the Buenos Aires University, He also loves music and travelling. In his daily work he investigates issues related to thelabour market as the the problems of job precariousness. He also writes about regulatory policy of foreign trade, economic path of emerging countries, situation of the local industry, housing and natural resources.

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  • Jenine Coetzer

    Executive Producer, Channel Africa Radio

    A radio journalist for 32 years, Jenine Coetzer started her career in 1983 as a cub reporter at the South West Africa Broadcasting Corporation in Windhoek (capital of what is now Namibia) and joined the SABC in Johannesburg in 1986. She has been with Channel Africa, the SABC’s external radio service, since 1989, where she is currently the Executive Producer: English Current Affairs. She leads a team of 7 reporters, 3 producers and 12 freelance foreign correspondents who are responsible (on a daily basis, Monday to Friday) for 8 current affairs programs broadcast live from their studios in Auckland Park. Over the years she covered many meetings of the African Union and its predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity, elections and various humanitarian stories all over the world. Some “highlight stories” include 22 days on the road driving in an all-women team, from Pretoria to the northern most parts of Tanzania, and climbing the volcanic holy mountain of the Maasai, Ol Donyo Lengai: a field trip to Haiti reporting on the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake and two humanitarian trips to Somalia in 2011, with the humanitarian relief organization Gift of the Givers. She also spent some two weeks with Gift of the Givers in Darkoush, in Syria’s Northern Idlib region, in 2013, and most recently ten days in Kathmandu after the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in May 2015. The International Committee of the Red Cross gave Jenine in 2003 the Henri Dunant Award for humanitarian reporting in southern Africa and the Indian Ocean region – her prize was a visit to ICRC projects in Angola. In 2008 she was awarded as a joint winner in the VODACOM Journalist of the Year Features Category, for work done on Zimbabwe elections.

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  • Jenny McCall

    Journalist and producer, Associated Press

    Jenny McCall is a journalist from London, who has been published in Open Democracy, Vice News, The Big Issue and others. Winner of the 2015 anti -slavery media award, Jenny writes about trafficking, social justice and human rights and is currently freelancing with Sky News.

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  • Mallika Aryal

    null, Freelance

    Mallika Aryal is an independent video and print journalist and a graduate of New York University where she studied documentary films. Aryal writes regularly for Inter Press Service (www.ipsnews.net), the humanitarian news agency IRIN (www.irinews.org) from Nepal on issues of social and transitional justice, human rights, migration, gender and sexuality and development. Her bylines have also appeared on Himal Southasian (www.himalmag.com) and The Caravan (www.cravanmagazine.in). Aryal is a consultant writer for UNICEF (www.unicef.org), where she is covers the aftermath of 2015 Nepal earthquake. She is also the former director and current advisor for Film Southasia (www.filmsouthasia.org), a biennial festival of South Asian films. Aryal lives in Kathmandu and can be reached on twitter at @mikaness.

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  • Rabia Ali

    Reporter, The Express Tribune, Express Media Group

    Rabia Ali works as a reporter for The Express Tribune, a local daily English newspaper. Rabia is based in Karachi, and reports on politics, human rights, minorities and prisons. She has been in this profession for six years, and started her career in June 2009 with another English newspaper, The News International. She worked for The News for more than two years, and reported on human rights. In November 2011, she switched to The Express Tribune and has been working here since then. Rabi has done numerous stories highlighting the state of human rights in the country, including women and children rights, and has written on rape, violence, acid attacks, honor killing, trafficking, minorities, prisoner issues, charitable organizations, transgender issues, prisoners on death row, human rights activists, refugees, etc, some of them being followed up by the international media.

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  • Silviya Miteva

    Editor-in-Chief OK! Magazine and Managing Editor GRAZIA Magaziner, OK! Magazine & GRAZIA Magazine

    Silviya always considers words to be stormy elements whose power is capable of sweeping everything around and right after that to recreate it again. This is the reason why soon after she started my university programme in the Journalism and Mass Communications Faculty (Sofia University) she applied for internship in GRAZIA Magazine (September 2008). Her application was successful and she dedicated herself to the mission to prove her talent. She had been appointed as an editor in GRAZIA as well as OK! Magazine couple of months later (November 2008). Giving her best my efforts were appreciated and two years later, back in January 2013, I got the position of a Managing editor at GRAZIA Magazine and OK! Magazine. This position helped Silviya personally to develop her editorial style as well as working standards. Since January 2015 another exciting step forward happened to her career – she was selected to occupy the Editor-in-chief position for OK! Magazine, one of the most popular printed magazines in Bulgaria.

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