Masterclass: Ruth Hopkins – Investigative Journalism and International Cooperation
Ruth Hopkins is an award winning investigative journalist, based in South Africa. She worked as a journalist and editor with the Wits Justice Project in Johannesburg from 2012 – 2018, producing content about wrongful convictions, lengthy remand detention, police brutality and various other criminal justice issues.
Her book on trafficking women into Europe Ik laat je nooit meer gaan, I will never let you go again, was published in 2005 and based on five years of research in Albania, Bulgaria, Ukraine and the Netherlands. With an LLM in International Law and Human Rights, Ruth has also explored other areas of work. In addition to her journalistic work, she set up and taught a human rights course at a journalism college in the Netherlands.
Together with director of Prison for Profit, Ilse van Velzen, they will talk about their project revealing grave workers’ rights and human rights violations committed by the private security company G4S.
In cooperation with OsloMet