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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.

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.

Antonio Spadaro, SJ

Antonio Spadaro, SJ

Antonio Spadaro SJ is the Editor-in-Chief of La Civiltà Cattolica, the highly respected and oldest Catholic journal published in Italian in Rome but now also in four other languages, including English.

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.

Siktus Harson

Siktus Harson

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Justin Wejak

Justin Wejak

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.

Myron J. Pereira

Myron J. Pereira

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.

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