Category Archives: Photography

March/April – the Irish Times, the Guardian, RTE (selected)

‘”You feel like you’re dead but you’re alive”: Libyan war reaches first anniversary’, the Irish Times, April 4, 2020

‘Coronavirus: Ugandans prepare for a new war as clampdown takes hold’, the Irish Times, March 31, 2020

‘Coronavirus in Uganda: “Before the sickness comes to kill us we will die from hunger”‘, the Irish Times, March 29, 2020

‘World Report’ on how coronavirus is affecting Africa, RTE Radio One, March 29, 2020 (programme starts at 15 mins in)

‘Our Bodies, Their Battlefield: How rape is used as a weapon of war’, the Irish Times, March 28, 2020

‘”Sensitise to sanitise”: Bobi Wine uses song to fight coronavirus across Africa’, the Guardian, March 26, 2020 (my photo)

‘Social distancing a distant dream in Africa’s slums’, the Irish Times, March 24, 2020

S_Hayden_200320Namuwongo 1Namuwongo, Kampala, March 2020

‘Libya’s refugees face being cut off from aid due to coronavirus’, the Guardian, March 24, 2020

On the Guardian’s ‘Today in Focus’ podcast talking about locusts in East Africa, March 15, 2020

‘Refugees in African camps worry about impact of coronavirus’, the Irish Times, March 14, 2020

‘Man (24) dies in fire in migrant detention centre in Libya’, the Irish Times, March 2, 2020

January/February – the Guardian, the Irish Times, New Internationalist, RTE, BBC, Sciences Po, GIJN, Foreign Policy (selected)

‘Uganda’s ‘locust commander’ leads the battle against a new enemy’, the Guardian, Feb 26, 2020

‘African climate activists fighting to be heard . . . and seen’, the Irish Times, Feb 24, 2020

‘Europe’s harsh border policies are pushing refugees all the way to Rwanda’, Foreign Policy, Feb 21, 2020

‘Police fire shots as poet cleared of cyberbullying Ugandan president’, the Irish Times, Feb 20, 2020

A radio report on the locust swarms in Kenya (programme starts 11.45), RTE Radio One World Report, Feb 16, 2020 (also featured on RTE Playback, Feb 22)

‘Busy African airport’s masked staff watch out for coronavirus’, the Irish Times, Feb 14, 2020

‘My favourite tools’, Global Investigative Journalism Network, Feb 12, 2020

‘”We are the eyes”: Volunteers take to skies to spot Mediterranean refugees’, the Irish Times, Feb 12, 2020

‘Migration policies in the Mediterranean and Libya: Roundtables on crimes, victims and the rule of international law’, Sciences Po, Feb 12, 2020

‘”It was like a cloud”: East Africa tackles worst swarms of locusts in decades’, the Irish Times, Feb 11, 2020

‘Two girls carry out deadly bombing outside northeast Nigerian mosque’, the Irish Times, Jan 27, 2020

Report on ‘From Our Own Correspondent’ about meeting Libyans fleeing Libya, BBC Radio 4, Jan 23, 2020

‘Teenage boy the latest to die in Libyan refugee detention centre’, the Guardian, Jan 21, 2020

On RTE World Report with a report about flying a mission with the Moonbird search and rescue plane in the Mediterranean Sea, Radio One, Jan 19, 2020

Talking at a Seebrücke event in Berlin about the situation in Libyan migrant detention centres, Jan 16, 2020

On the Irish Times ‘World View’ podcast speaking about Christmas on board a refugee rescue ship, Jan 14, 2020

‘Harsh awakening for refugees who risk everything to reach Malta’, the Irish Times, Jan 10, 2020

‘”They don’t help”: refugees condemn UN over failures that drove them to sea’, the Guardian, Jan 9, 2020

‘What next for child soldiers?’, the New Internationalist dispatch from DRC, Jan/Feb 2020 edition

November/December – the Irish Times, Newstalk, RTE, Al Jazeera, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NBC News, the Guardian (selected)

‘Libyans turn to deadly Mediterranean route amid escalating conflict at home’, the Irish Times, Dec 29, 2019

‘Anatomy of a rescue on the world’s deadliest migration route’, the Irish Times, Dec 27, 2019

‘Volunteers set sail on Christmas Day in hope of helping refugees’, Al Jazeera, Dec 25, 2019

‘Mayor of Palermo accuses EU of “genocide” against refugees’, the Irish Times, Dec 23, 2019

‘Christmas on the Mediterranean – a month on a migrant rescue ship’, the Irish Times, Dec 14, 2019

BK9B5454On board the Alan Kurdi rescue ship in Palermo port, Italy, December, 2019

‘”This is an emergency”: Bomb scare on flight dwarfed by Burundi’s crises’, the Irish Times, Dec 13, 2019

‘Flooding the new normal for a Ugandan border town’, the Irish Times, Dec 5, 2019

‘”Hide, the army’s here, they’re trying to accuse us of being witches”‘, the Irish Times, Nov 30, 2019

‘Refugees being ‘starved out’ of UN facility in Tripoli’, the Guardian, Nov 28, 2019

‘Ebola services in Congo hit as civilians attack UN base over massacres’, the Irish Times, Nov 27, 2019

‘How a prison pen pal project is helping New York teenagers’, the Irish Times, Nov 26, 2019

‘Refugees evacuated from Libya find transit haven in Rwanda’, the Irish Times, Nov 25, 2019

‘U.N. refugee organization reopens corruption probe after NBC News report’, NBC News/100Reporters, Nov 24, 2019 (also on Euronews)

Winner of the “journalism excellence” award at the Irish Red Cross Humanitarian Awards, Nov 16, 2019

Winner of the best “foreign coverage” award at the Newsbrands Irish Journalism Awards, Nov 14, 2019

Speaking at Trinity College, Dublin & TU Dublin, Nov 13, 2019

Speaking at the Irish Centre for Human Rights in NUI Galway, Nov 12, 2019

Interviewed by Miriam O’Callaghan on Today with Sean O’Rourke, RTE Radio One, Nov 12, 2019

Interviewed on the Pat Kenny Show about refugees being returned to Libya, Newstalk, Nov 11, 2019

‘EU actively supporting return of refugees to certain danger’, the Irish Times, Nov 4, 2019

September/October – the Irish Times, Pompidou Centre, CNN International, BBC, Foreign Policy, RTE, Al Jazeera, Popular Front (selected)

Interviewed on the Popular Front podcast about the situation for refugees in Libya, October 23, 2019

‘Vulnerable child and women refugees refused evacuation from Libya’, Al Jazeera, October 22, 2019

Nominated for best ‘foreign coverage’ at the Newsbrands Irish Journalism Awards, October 22, 2019.

On ‘World Report’ speaking about interviewing a child ADF escapee in the DR Congo, RTE Radio One, October 13, 2019

Spoke at a panel on whistleblower protection at Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival, Washington DC, October 11, 2019

‘The U.N. Is Leaving Migrants to Die in Libya’, Foreign Policy, October 10, 2019 (also on Foreign Policy’s ‘First Person’ podcast. One of Foreign Policy’s five best longreads of 2019)

On BBC’s ‘From Our Own Correspondent’, talking about spending time with Bobi Wine, Radio 4, October 10, 2019 (also on World Service)

‘Popstar Bobi Wine escapes house arrest in daring motorbike stunt’, CNN International, October 9, 2019

S_Hayden_250819BK9B5367A press conference in Kampala with opposition politician/musician Bobi Wine, on October 1, 2019.

Interviewed for this exhibition in the Pompidou Centre, which is running from October 2019 to February 2020.

Announced as one of this fall’s Logan nonfiction fellows at the Carey Institute for Global Good.

Named a finalist in the Kurt Schork Memorial Awards for International Journalism, 2019.

Bobi Bobi Wine, aka Robert Kyagulanyi, addresses crowds at a rally in Hoima, western Uganda, on September 24, 2019. More photos here.

‘”Maybe they can forget us there”: Refugees in Libya await move to Rwanda’, the Irish Times, Sept 17, 2019

‘Guards accused of rape and torture of migrants arrested in Italy’, the Irish Times, Sept 16, 2019

Mentioned in the Trinity alumni magazine, autumn issue.

May/June – Al Jazeera, the Guardian, the Irish Times, Channel 4 News, TIME, IRE Journal, ITV News, BBC, Re:public (selected)

‘”White saviourism” under scrutiny after child deaths in Uganda’, the Irish Times, June 29, 2019

‘”If you pay, you’ll go”: Dadaab residents claim bribery is price of getting home’, the Guardian, June 28, 2019

‘Deaths pile up in Libyan detention centre, leaked UN report shows’, the Irish Times, June 25, 2019

‘The economic impact of Ebola’, BBC’s World Business Report, June 24, 2019 (interview)

‘How misinformation is making it almost impossible to contain the Ebola outbreak in DRC’, TIME, June 20, 2019

‘City of Goma braces itself for Ebola outbreak’, the Irish Times, June 20, 2019

‘Inside the battle to save Congo from the Ebola crisis’, TIME, June 19, 2019 (recommended in Foreign Policy’s ‘Morning Brief’)

Belinda Landu, 28, takes off her protective gear after decontaminating the house of a pastor who’s just tested positive for Ebola

Helped with this report on migrant detention in Libya for ITV News, June 11, 2019

Helped with this report on the conditions in Zintan detention centre for Channel 4 News, June 7, 2019

‘”We need urgent help”: Refugees perish in Libyan detention centre’, Al Jazeera, June 7, 2019 (referenced by Open Migration)

Speaking at the Mobile Journalism Festival in Galway about refugees in Libyan detention centres using phones to send information.

‘Call for prosecution of EU over migrant deaths in the Mediterranean’, the Irish Times, June 5, 2019

An article about the background to our 2017 investigation into refugees being arrested/tortured after going back to Syria is the cover story in this quarter’s Investigative Reporters and Editors Journal. Available to members here.

Ranked 16th most influential journalist on Twitter in Ireland.

‘Germany follows UK in suspending refugee aid to Uganda’, the Irish Times, May 29, 2019

‘War-torn Libya’s evacuees fret about those left behind’, the Irish Times, May 21, 2019

‘Poverty, corruption and fake news to the fore as Malawi gears up for elections’, the Irish Times, May 17, 2019

‘Sudan civilian protests to continue after talks with military council collapse’, the Irish Times, May 16, 2019

‘Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo out of control, say aid workers’, the Irish Times, May 15, 2019

‘Revealed: human rights abuses in Libyan migrant camps’, Channel 4 News, May 10, 2019

‘Migrants in line of fire as battle to take Tripoli rages on’, the Irish Times, May 8, 2019

‘TORTYR PÅ ENTREPRENAD’, Re:public, May 8, 2019

‘Fortress Europe: what happens to the refugees sent back to Libya?’, Today in Focus podcast, the Guardian, May 8, 2019 (Wednesday briefing)

‘As Tripoli conflict continues, detained migrants run out of food’, Al Jazeera, May 2, 2019 (also in Bosnian)

August/September – RTE, Women in Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, the Irish Times, BBC, ZEIT Online, News Media Alliance, the Observer, Al Jazeera, the National, the New Internationalist, CNBC (selected)

Radio piece from the UN General Assembly in New York, RTE World Report, Sept 30, 2018

‘Refugees detained in Libya are drinking toilet water to survive’, The National, Sept 27, 2018

My photo from a hospital in Maryland, Liberia, was used in this CNBC report, Sept 26, 2018

Spoke about the situation for refugees in Libya on Al Jazeera’s ‘The Stream’, Sept 20, 2018

Named as a finalist in the international freelance category of the Kurt Schork Memorial Awards, 2018

migration media awards sept '18Collecting first prize, print, in the Migration Media Awards in Tunis, Sept 18, 2018

My photo from a hospital in Maiduguri, northeast Nigeria, was used in this US News & World Report piece, Sept 18, 2018

Latest From Our Own Correspondent talking about how my motorbike driver said he used to be ex-LRA commander Dominic Ongwen’s babysitter, BBC Radio Four, Sept 15, 2018

BK9B1907My photo from Liberia’s Tuberculosis Annex was in the Observer, Sept 15, 2018

‘”Live free or die trying on the sea”: Limbo in Libya for unregistered refugees’, the Irish Times, Sept 12, 2018

I was interviewed by the American News Media Alliance, who have named me a ‘2018 Rising Star’. Sept 9, 2018

‘Libyen: “Wir sind keine Tiere”‘, ZEIT Online, Sept 6, 2018

I was on BBC’s Newsday talking about the migrants I’m in touch with in Libya. BBC World Service, Sept 6, 2018

‘Refugees and migrants scatter across Libya as conflict escalates’, the Irish Times, Sept 5, 2018 (I was also on the Irish Times World View podcast)

I had an article in the relaunched New Internationalist about Uganda shutting down orphanages, September issue.

Nice to find out we won first prize in the European Migration Media Awards for this story about Syrian refugee returns.

I was on BBC Newshour – from 34 minutes in – talking about the situation for refugees and migrants abandoned during fighting in Libya. BBC, Aug 31, 2018 (I was also on BBC World TV)

‘Migrants in Libya detention centre say their lives are in peril’, Irish Times, Aug 28, 2018 (this report was referenced in UNHCR’s update to its policy, in which they said Libya is no longer a safe country for returns)

My tweets about the situation for Libyan migrants after fighting broke out in Tripoli were seen more than 2.5 million times. (Mentioned by SBS, Open Migration, Telepolis)

My reporting on Syrian refugees returning home was mentioned on BBC Newshour, Aug 17, 2018

‘Kidnapped as children, they escaped from Kony’s LRA to be reunited with their families in Uganda’, the Washington Post, Aug 13, 2018

BK9B2641Owong Sam, abducted by the LRA aged nine, is reunited with his mother in northern Uganda after sixteen years apart.

Radio report about visiting a Gambian village where a 2016 witch hunt took place, RTE World Report, Aug 5, 2018 (programme from 11.30)

BK9B1665-2A photo from Kamfenda, in Gambia’s Foni region, the site of a 2016 witch hunt ordered by ex-president Yahya Jammeh.

I was interviewed by Women in Foreign Policy.

June/July – RTE, the New Internationalist, the Irish Times, the Thomson Reuters Foundation, IRIN News, Al Jazeera, BBC, Voice of America (selected)

‘As high seas threaten Liberian slum, residents await promised homes’, the Thomson Reuters Foundation/Place, July 27, 2018 (Reuters link; also published by Sight Magazine; Voice of America; AllAfrica; Devdiscourse)

BK9B2098Fishermen work on the shores of West Point, a slum in Liberia which risks being washed away by the sea

‘For refugees in Sudan, fears surround probe into UN resettlement fraud’, IRIN News, July 23, 2018 (in Arabic; also on Cameroon Voice)

I went on BBC World Service’s Focus on Africa to speak about witnessing three Lord’s Resistance Army escapees reunite with their families (from about 32 minutes in), July 16, 2018

Radio report on Uganda’s local elections, RTE World Report, July 15, 2018 (from about 12 minutes in)

Radio report on Uganda’s social media tax, RTE World Report, July 8, 2018 (from about 12 minutes in)

‘Uganda’s “gossip tax” forces phone users into a boycott’, the Irish Times, July 7, 2018 (I also spoke about this on Al Jazeera English)

I was in the European Parliament in Brussels to speak about the situation for refugees in Sudan, June 27-28, 2018

Radio report from Liberia (from about 11:50), RTE World Report, June 24, 3018

BK9B1686A picture of former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh still hangs in a house in his home region, Foni

‘After long dictatorship, Gambia’s victims step forward’, the Irish Times, June 22, 2018

A radio report from the World Cup for unrecognised nations, RTE Drivetime, June 11, 2018 (from 02:24:00)

A radio piece on life after war in northern Uganda, RTE World Report, June 3, 2018 (from about 12.30 in)

BK9B1153Photographing prosthetics for the war-wounded in Gulu Hospital, northern Uganda

I visited Lokodi, northern Uganda, the site of a 2004 LRA massacre, and met the residents fighting to build a museum, New Internationalist, June 2018 issue