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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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