Here are some websites I visit regularly.

Billy Briggs
Freelancer Billy Briggs is a former colleague from my days at The Herald and one of the most gifted and experienced writers there is. We joined forces two years ago as we have a shared interest in human rights and social issues.

Billy has won numerous awards for his journalism including most recently EU Journalist Award 2007 and Amnesty International’s Winner Nations and Regions Award 2005.

His work has been published in books, magazines and newspapers across the world. He has written for The Guardian, New Statesman, Scotland On Sunday, New Zealand Herald, Irish Examiner and The Sunday Times, among many other publications.

Billy and I have covered many assignments together now. An ever lengthening list that has taken us from Barra, Spain, Slovakia, Moscow, Nepal, Haiti,Guatemala, Lebanon and most recently to Syria.

At times the work can be harrowing, stressful, shocking and emotive, Billy has proved to be a friend who has shared the load and at times carried it.

The rucksack of life can be top heavy sometimes.

Human Rights
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