Emily Dugan is Chief Reporter of The Independent. With a reputation for exclusives and powerful reportage, she was shortlisted for News Reporter of the Year at the 2015 British Press Awards and the inaugural Words By Women Awards. Dugan has reported from across the world, including Afghanistan, the Central African Republic and Libya. Her investigations into the Criminal Courts Charge – and successful campaign to overthrow it – were nominated for the Cudlipp Prize and longlisted for the 2016 Orwell Prize for ‘Exposing Britain’s Social Evils’. Her investigations into human trafficking have twice been awarded Best Investigative Article at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards and her human rights journalism was shortlisted for the Gaby Rado Memorial prize at the 2012 Amnesty Media Awards. Her first book, ‘Finding Home: Real Stories of Migrant Britain’, is out in paperback.
‘Without The Big Issue I’d be dead’ – magazine celebrates 25 years
It has sold more than 200 million copies since its launch in 1991, helping thousands of people facing ‘disaster’ to get back to work. Chris McCormack sells the magazine on the streets of west London, and has picked up a few celebrity fans along the way