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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. He received the US government’s International Religious Freedom Champion award in 2021.Based in London, Rogers writes about issues of religion and rights in Hong Kong and China, his area of specialisation.

Ben Joseph

Ben Joseph

Ben Joseph, a journalist of more than two decades of experience, began his profession in Mumbai. He later moved to New Delhi, Sultanate of Oman, and southern Indian cities like Chennai and Hyderabad. Ben worked with leading publications like the New Indian Express, Deccan Chronicle, Business Standard, Times of India and Muscat Daily. He writes about Asian politics and human rights issues.

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.

Robert Carl Mickens

Robert Carl Mickens

Robert is editor-in-chief of La Croix International, the English web edition of French daily La Croix. Since 1986, he has lived in Rome, where he studied theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University before working 11 years at Vatican Radio and then another decade as correspondent for The Tablet of London.

Shay Cullen

Shay Cullen

Father Shay Cullen is an Irish missionary priest of the Missionary Society of St. Columban working in the Philippines since 1969. In 1974, he founded the Preda Foundation, an active charitable organization dedicated to protecting the rights of women and children and campaigning for freedom from sex slavery and human trafficking.

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