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Welcome to my website.


My name is Billy Briggs and I'm a freelance journalist in Scotland, United Kingdom, who focuses on public interest issues. I'm a former staff writer with The Herald newspaper in Glasgow who left to freelance in 2006.


Since then my reports have been published by, among others: The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Scotland On Sunday, The Herald, The National, Sunday National, The Scotsman, The Times, The Observer, New Statesman, Daily Record, Mail On Sunday, Irish Examiner, New Zealand Herald, The Age, The Sydney Morning Herald, Al Jazeera and the BBC.


I've reported from more than 20 countries on issues such as human rights violations, far right extremism, femicide, child labour, human trafficking and Islamist terrorism. Foreign dispatches include stories from Gaza, Haiti, India, Iraq, Israel, Pakistan, Syria and the West Bank.


As a co-founder and editor of investigative website, The Ferret, I'm fortunate to be involved with Scotland's only not-for-profit media organisation dedicated to public interest journalism. The Ferret has won two Scottish Press Awards and been nominated twice for a British Journalism Award.


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Since 1997, I've written more than 3000 stories and this website provides a snapshot of my reporting to date.

Please note I have never been a member of a political party.

The photography on this site was produced by award-winning photojournalist Angie Catlin, whom I've worked with since 2002. Her photography has been published by The New York Times and The Guardian, among other major global media.


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Please note that Angie owns copyright to the images on this site, so strictly no reproduction without permission otherwise legal action may be taken.

Thanks for visiting my site and please email if you have any questions and/or would like to discuss a commission.


Best wishes,

Billy Briggs.

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