Kieran Guilbert is the London-based Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Editor for the Thomson Reuters Foundation, leading a global team of nine journalists reporting on the topics. 

He has written several exclusives on the UK deporting survivors of modern slavery despite fears over re-trafficking, a rising number of former child slaves being denied refugee status in Britain, and labour exploitation on Indian tea plantations stamped slavery free by ethical certification schemes. 

Kieran has also produced a nine-part series on the links between modern technology and human trafficking, and a five-part package “Life After Slavery” – visually portraying the challenges survivors face when rebuilding their lives. His work has seen him invited to speak at Yale University’s flagship anti-slavery conference, host a panel at Anti-Slavery International’s AGM, and he was recognised with two awards at the 2019 UK Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards. 

The British-Irish journalist previously held the post of West Africa correspondent, based in Senegal, and has covered post-Ebola recovery in Liberia, the Boko Haram insurgency in northeast Nigeria and economic migration from Senegal to Europe, for which he was awarded winner of the ILO’s Global Media Competition “Breaking Stereotypes on Labour Migration”.

Further information about Kieran and his work can be found here.