Katie McQue
I am a journalist living in London, with a special focus on healthcare, finance and energy. I also make short documentaries that mainly address human rights issues in the UK and Africa. I am currently producing a film that charts the struggle of a group of refugees from the Chagos Islands to return to their homeland.

Entries by Katie McQue

How a School Bus Service Is Keeping Girls Safe in Rural India

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2014 | 2:50 PM

Afsana is 16 and has just heard she has passed grade nine of her secondary school. This is cause for celebration because she is the first female from the Indian village of Mehluka to achieve this level of education.

"My favourite subjects are science and math," she says. "I...

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A Conversation With a Bangkok Sex Customer

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2014 | 11:13 AM

Many of us have ventured to Bangkok with a mental tick-list; hedonistic nights on Khao San Road, shots of snake blood, temples, maybe see some Muay Thai boxing. And, if you wish, hire a local prostitute.

After all, what happens in Bangkok stays in Bangkok.

During a recent trip to...

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The UK's Abuse of the Chagossian People

(4) Comments | Posted November 2, 2013 | 12:30 PM

In the 1960s our country stole a nation and destroyed the lives of its people. Now is the time to put things right.

The British government expelled the people of the UK-owned Chagos Archipelago almost 50 years ago with the purpose of allowing the US to build an airbase...

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Has the UK Signed Up to Build a Faulty Nuclear Power Plant?

(0) Comments | Posted October 21, 2013 | 10:48 AM

On Monday, the UK woke-up to the news that the government had struck a deal to build our first new nuclear plant in over 18 years. The 3.2GW plant, named Hinkley Point C, has been touted as a job-maker and a boost to our energy security. Worryingly, however, the design...

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Are We Failing Syria's Refugees?

(1) Comments | Posted September 16, 2013 | 3:16 AM

Unlike a military intervention in Syria, providing sufficient support to the country's refugees is something that should require no debate.

The UN has appealed to the world to plug the $2billion shortfall of funds needed now to keep the seven million people displaced by the conflict safe and healthy....

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