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Ailean Beaton


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Hi! My name's Ailean and I'm a journalist based in Scotland.

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The Ferret
Children suffer as reports of human trafficking in Scotland rise | The Ferret

Dozens of children were among 207 victims of human trafficking reported in Scotland in 2017, according to a new report from the Scottish Government. The number of cases referred to the National Referral Mechanism (NRM), which identifies and supports human trafficking victims, were 38 per cent higher than in 2016.

Ailean Beaton
Who knows what's going on in Syria?

How do we know what we think we know about Syria? As recent weeks have made abundantly clear, any discussion surrounding the now seven-year-long war continues to be a morass of conspiracy theories, fake news and competing narratives.

Index on Censorship
Tortured in Cameroon, reporter found asylum in Scotland - Index on Censorship

In the 1990s and early 2000s, Atangana was an investigative reporter covering economic issues for the now-defunct La Sentinelle as well as Le Messager Cameroon's first independent newspaper, and frequently pursued articles about government mismanagement and corruption in the central African nation.

Sunday Herald
Pollsters changed their methods but still got the outcome wrong

by Ailean Beaton UK pollsters came into this General Election under a huge cloud of scepticism. Their failure to anticipate the Conservative victory in 2015 left the industry in crisis and carrying out an internal investigation into what went wrong.

Protesters gather outside the Russian consulate in Edinburgh

Dozens of protesters including Syrian refugees gathered outside the Russian consulate general in Edinburgh yesterday to make a "call for humanity" against the on-going violence of the Russian-backed forces of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

EN4 News
Podcast: Thailand with journalist Andrew MacGregor Marshall

Andrew MacGregor Marshall is an investigative journalist who specialises in Thailand. Marshall was the former Bureau Chief for Reuters in Bankok and previously was Middle East Managing Editor for the news agency. He currently teaches journalism at Edinburgh Napier University.

En4News 3.30pm Bulletin 18/01/2019

Newsreaders:Paul Sinclair, Emer Harrison, Luke Barry Sport:Paige Beresford This entry was posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019 at 1:07 pm and is filed under 4th yr 2018/19 Newsdays. You can follow any responses to this entry through theRSS 2.0 feed. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Global Journalist
Trump's Islam rhetoric tested NPR reporter Khalid [program] - Global Journalist

Those who listened to NPR's coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign regularly heard the dispatches of political reporter Asma Khalid. During the race, Khalid distinguished herself for her ability to blend interviews with voters with the use of data to illustrate Americans political views.

Talking Politics: Boone County Residents to Vote on Use Tax Measures

At the heart of the use tax measures Boone County residents will be voting on Tuesday, Nov. 7, is online shopping. Local store around the country must compete with out-of-state retailers as more people shop online. Many of these out-of-state online businesses do not have to pay local sales tax, allowing them to sell some products for lower prices.

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