Ailean Beaton


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...

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...


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...

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...


Scotland's Place in the Global Misinformation Crisis | Newsdirect

Under the freezing fog on Thursday morning, some of the leading Scottish experts on misinformation gathered in Stirling to discuss ways to stem the tide of fake news and bring...


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...

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...

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...


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...

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...