EachOther is delighted to introduce our Editor, Emma Guy, and our new Journalist, Ella Hopkins, who will write, source and commission original stories about human rights in the UK.
Emma Guy came on board as our Editor in January and has been working to shape our editorial team and its plans. Emma trained as an Investigative Journalist and for the last few years has been freelancing as an Investigative Producer for independent media outlets and charities. Aside from work, Emma is pursuing a PhD in Human Rights Law at the University of Essex’s Human Rights Centre. Emma puts people at the centre of our stories and is keen to make our journalism even more accessible.
Emma says: “When I was growing up, I knew nothing about human rights, but I was aware of things that were happening around me. We’re excited to be producing original, honest journalism that hands the megaphone to the people, so that they can speak: we’re not in the business of speaking for or over people.”
“Human rights relate to every aspect of our lives. I’m eager now, more than ever, as our Human Rights Act is under threat, to work with local communities from across the UK to make sure that people whose rights are at risk are being heard.”
After an intense recruitment exercise, during which we received 117 applications for the role, EachOther is pleased to introduce our new Journalist, Ella Hopkins.
Ella joined the team on Monday. She is a journalist with a strong focus on stories about human rights and social affairs. Ella has previously written for openDemocracy, the South London Press, the Islington Gazette, Women in Journalism and Inside Croydon. She has freelanced for The Independent’s audience team and is just finishing her Master’s degree in Newspaper Journalism at City, University of London.
Ella previously worked for the Bretton Woods Project, an organisation focused on holding the IMF and World Bank to account for the human rights implications of their economic policies. She was also the co-chair of the Gender and Development Network’s Women’s Economic Justice working group.
Speaking about her appointment, Ella says, “I am thrilled to be given this opportunity to work with marginalised groups to tell their stories and to show how human rights play a crucial role in everybody’s everyday lives.”
“EachOther is renowned for its original, independent journalism, grounded in the voices of ordinary people. I am so excited to work with its team to report across the spectrum of human rights issues in the UK.”
“The organisation is leading the way in showcasing writing from underrepresented communities through its Inspired Source series. It is a real privilege to be part of this groundbreaking work.”
We are excited to have a strong editorial team in place who will help tell the human rights stories that need to be heard.