Photographer Angela Catlin and I travelled to Lebanon with the NGO Mines Advisory Group to document the continuing human suffering following the July
2006 War between Israel and Hezbollah. Since the ceasefire hundreds of innocent people have been killed or injured by unexploded cluster bombs and we
spent two weeks interviewing victims and local communities.
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The following piece I wrote for New Statesman is about one of the world's most intractable refugee crisis in Nepal.
Photographer Angela Catlin and I travelled to the forests of eastern Nepal to document one of the world’s most intractable crisis. For nearly 20 years some 100,000 people have languished in refugee camps near the Indian border after being ethnically cleansed from the tiny of Kingdom of Bhutan and ignored by the world.
ROMA IN GLASGOW
The following feature I did with Angela Catlin highlighted the racism suffered by the Roma people in Glasgow, Scotland. Our reportage won the UK-leg of the EU Journalist Award 2007 and came third overall in Europe to take the bronze
prize out of more than 800 entries.
"In the panel on which I am working, which I shall call Guernica, I clearly express my abhorrence of the military caste which has sunk Spain in an ocean of pain and death”
Thus spoke an outraged Picasso as he set about painting one of the most famous – and now iconic – images of war, depicting the violence and terror experienced by the Basque people of Guernica as their little town was razed to the ground by German and Italian firepower under orders of Spain’s fascist
leader Franco. Seventy years on, two survivors tell their tale.
SUNDAY HERALD MAGAZINE - Sunday, April, 22nd , 2007
I recently visited Guatemala with photographer Angela Catlin to document the escalating violence and human rights abuses in one of the most violent nations in the world. There are more killings per day than there were during the dark days of a civil war that ended in 1996. The killing of women, the execution of selected individuals by elements within the police and military, gang and crime-related killings, 'social cleansing' by vigilante groups, and other acts of random violence have created a widespread sense of insecurity. Guatemala is a nation living in fear.
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NEW STATESMAN, Monday, June 7th, 2007.
Vote for me, the dictator.
This article is about a Guatemalan dictator accused of war crimes standing for
I travelled to Haiti with photographer Angela Catlin in conjunction with the charity Scottish International relief to witness the horrendous conditions people endure in a slum called Cite Soleil in the nation's capital city, Port Au Prince. We gained unprecedented access to the armed gang leaders who are at war with the UN and spent a week with a community that is desperate for peace. Haiti is one of the world's forgotten crisis.
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NEW STATESMAN, Monday, May 7th, 2007
Shadow in Sun City
This article is about war between the armed gangs of Haiti and a UN
peacekeeping force accused of human rights abuses.
SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY, Sunday, April, 22nd, 2007
In the line of fire
I travelled to Haiti with photographer Angela Catlin to meet with the militia
who are at war with a UN peacekeeping force accused of war crimes. Our safe
passage was ensured by a remarkable priest from Philadelphia called Father Tom
The Herald Magazine - 24th July 2004
I visited Slovakia shortly before it became part of the European Union. In doing so it was supposed to embrace the European Convention on Human Rights. Not for the Roma, though. Ostracised and despised by much of the Slovakian population, the Roma are pariahs of this society, looked down upon as the underclass, sneered at as scum. I spent a week travelling the country and visiting the Roma in their shanty towns. Download
© Angela Catlin & Newsquest (Herald & Times) Ltd
The Herald Magazine - 11th June 2005
Bedouin shepherds have lived in the village of Qawais in the south Hebron hills in the West Bank since the Ottoman Empire.
I interviewed families who are living in caves after ultra-right Jewish settlers set up illegal outposts in the area and chased them away. The battle for land provides a microcosm of what is happening elsewhere in the West Bank. Download
© Jim Hollander & Newsquest (Herald & Times) Ltd