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Reid Shelton Fernando

Reid Shelton Fernando

Father Reid Shelton Fernando is a prominent human rights defender. He was a university lecturer and former chaplain of the Young Christian Workers Movement of the archdiocese of Colombo. He is well known in Sri Lanka for his writings and commentaries on social and political issues. He has completed fifty years in the service as parish priest was studied post graduate studies in Leuven Catholic university in Belgium. He involved in human rights and especially convener of the prevention of torture attacks from 2003 to 2006. The priest was in charge for a brief period at Sri Lankan UCAN desk. He has published an English-Sinhala dictionary on theology.

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.

Kamran Chaudhry

Kamran Chaudhry

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Konradus Epa

Konradus Epa

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.

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.

Zahid Hussain Khan

Zahid Hussain Khan

Zahid Hussain Khan is a Karachi-based Pakistani journalist who covers stories on human rights, persecution of minorities and religious extremism. His media career has spanned more than 15 years, including stints in Geo News, Samaa TV, The News International and OpenSource Center.

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