Bijay Kumar Minj is a New Delhi based journalist and cameraman. He has worked with UCANews for over two decades producing reports, pictures, and video features. Bijay specializes in socio-religious issues, particularly affecting indigenous communities.
Jesuit Father Myron Pereira, based in Mumbai, has spent more than five decades as an academic, journalist, editor and writer of fiction. He contributes regularly to UCA News on religious and socio-cultural topics.
Stephan is a journalist and photographer working for UCA News based in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. Armed with a post-graduation in Economics and a diploma in photography and journalism, he has been covering various contemporary issues from Bangladesh for UCA News since 2009.
Saji Thomas is a freelance journalist based in the central Indian city of Bhopal. He writes about violations of social and religious issues. He has been a reporter for Indian dailies such as Times of India, Daily News & Analysis (DNA), Free Press, Central Chronicle and National Mail.
Ryan is a news hunter who enjoys indefatigable stamina to get to the bottom of stories. His interest varies from reporting ethnic minority issues in Papua to tracking down sex abuse scandals and to human rights violations. His ten years of journalist experience and knowledge of the local Church, culture, and language help him report stories with depth and factual accuracy.
Joseph Peter Calleja, also known as Jaypee, is a lawyer and journalist based in Manila, the Philippines. Jaypee is also the editor of Paris-based Bayard publications in the Philippines and a member of the Lay-Religious Alliance of the Assumptionists. He began his association with UCA News in 2020.
Justin Wejak is an ethnographer; he studied philosophy in Indonesia, theology and anthropology in Australia. For his PhD at the University of Melbourne he undertook an autoethnographic analysis of cultures of fear amongst Eastern Indonesian Catholics. By exploring the feelings of fear triggered by an Indonesian propaganda text connected with the killings of communists in Indonesia in 1965-66, he argued that Eastern Indonesian Catholic experiences of fear are simultaneously secular, religious and supernatural.
Konradus has been working with UCA News for more than 15 years, with a particular concern on the rights of ordinary people. His in-depth features and stories often highlight the struggles of Indonesian farmers, migrants, and such other disadvantaged groups. His extensive knowledge of local culture and customs help his career.
Rock began his journalistic career with UCA News in 2008. Based in Bangladesh capital Dhaka, has been covering social, religious, political, and human rights issues in Bangladesh and South Asia. Rock holds post-graduation in English and a diploma in journalism.
Reny entertains a unique sense for news, which helps her see the extraordinary in ordinary situations of Church life. With 20 years of journalistic experience, each week, Reny comes out with unique stories. Her knowledge of the local language and lived experiences are added advantages to UCA News.
Kamran Chaudhry, based in Lahore city, reports issues of religion, social justice and human rights from Pakistan. A journalist of more than 15 years, he also contributes videos and commentaries.
Siktus, based at Jakarta, leads the team of UCA News reporters in Indonesia and Timor Leste. A journalist of 20 years of experience, Siktus leads a group of four UCA News reporters to cover the events and trends that affect the Church in Indonesia.