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William J Grimm

William J Grimm

William Grimm, a native of New York City, is a Maryknoll Missioner priest who since 1973 has served in Japan, Hong Kong and Cambodia. A graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York, he is the publisher of UCA News. Based in Tokyo, Father Grimm regularly contributes columns. He is also the presenter of the popular Sunday homilies telecast through UCA News each week.

Ryan Dagur

Ryan Dagur

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.

Bijay Kumar Minj

Bijay Kumar Minj

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.

John Zaw

John Zaw

John is a Myanmar-based journalist and has been working for UCA News since 2005. He has covered religion, interfaith, human rights, and marginalized issues and also provides commentary about peace, ethnic conflict.

Luke Hunt

Luke Hunt

Luke Hunt, a journalist of more than three decades of experience, is an expert on East Asia's socio-political issues. A columnist, author, and academic, he covers Cambodia and beyond for UCA News.

Saji Thomas

Saji Thomas

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.

Joseph Peter Calleja

Joseph Peter Calleja

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.

Stephan Uttom Rozario

Stephan Uttom Rozario

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.

Michael Sainsbury

Michael Sainsbury

Michael is a freelance journalist based in Myanmar, with more than 25 years experience writing about business, religion, politics, and human rights across the Asia Pacific.

Katharina Reny Lestari

Katharina Reny Lestari

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.

Benedict Rogers

Benedict Rogers

Benedict Rogers, a rights activist and journalist, is the East Asia team leader of Christian Solidarity Worldwide, a rights organisation specialising in freedom of religion or belief. Based in London, Rogers writes about issues of religion and rights in Hong Kong and China, his area of specialisation.

Rock Ronald Rozario

Rock Ronald Rozario

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.

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