FEMICIDE IN GUATEMALA - CRIME OF THE CENTURY
Published by Scotland On Sunday’s Spectrum Magazine on 24th June, 2007, and in the USA by Guernica, a New York-based magazine of arts and politics.
In 2006 Amnesty International issued a report highlighting a staggering increase in the number of women murdered in Guatemala. The figure has increased by more than 400% since 2002. In 2005, the fourth consecutive year in which the total had risen, 665 deaths were registered. The death toll for 2006, according to the Guatemalan Human Rights Commission, was 672. That equates to nearly two women every day.
Up to 70% of female homicides have never been investigated, and no arrests have been made in 97% of the cases, according to Frank La Rue, of Guatemala's human rights ombudsman.
The phenomenon is called ‘femicide’. I travelled to Guatemala with Angela Catlin to document one of the crimes of the century and our reportage was published by the American arts and politics magazine Guernica and Scotland On Sunday.
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RUSSIAN NEO-NAZI INVESTIGATION
The Herald Magazine - 27th November 2004
A new wave of nationalism is sweeping through Russian society. As democratic reforms have stuttered and living standards fallen dramatically since the collapse of the USSR and the end of communism in 1991, Russia's latent xenophobia has developed into a more radical, sinister form. More and more young people are coming under the sway of neo-Nazi ideology as a response to terrorism and immigration from the former Soviet republics. I spent a week in Moscow interviewing neo-nazis and their victims. Amnesty International gave me two awards for the work I produced. Download
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