Emily Dugan is social affairs correspondent for The Independent, i and Independent on Sunday, covering Sarah Cassidy’s maternity leave. She was previously a news reporter for The Independent on Sunday. Her investigations into human trafficking have twice been awarded Best Investigative Article at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards and her human rights journalism was shortlisted for the Gaby Rado Memorial prize at the 2012 Amnesty Media Awards.
Swedish journalist Nils Horner murdered execution-style in Kabul as Afghanistan prepares for fresh violence ahead of its presidential elections
11 March 2014 04:11 PM
A Swedish journalist with dual British nationality was shot and killed in central Kabul this morning as the country braced itself for a surge in violence ahead of next month’s presidential elections.
Thousands of young people forced to go without food after benefits wrongly stopped under 'draconian' new sanctions regime
02 March 2014 12:00 AM
The under-24s are bearing the brunt of a punitive new system that stops payments without warning
27 February 2014 07:43 PM
Mr Farron says the policy is ‘wrong and unecessary’
27 February 2014 12:31 AM
The number of 16 to 24-year-olds Not in Education, Employment or Training remains high despite the recovery
25 February 2014 09:21 PM
Local authority budget cuts blamed for forcing thousands out of shelters and on to streets
25 February 2014 05:22 PM
Teenage pregnancies in England and Wales are at an all-time low, official figures show. The rate of conceptions amongst under-18s dropped almost 10 per cent in England to 2.7 per 100 teenagers in 2012, the Office for National Statistics said.
89-year-old suffering from dementia wins the rare right to have her identity reported in a case in the secrecy-shrouded Court of Protection
25 February 2014 01:34 PM
Manuela Sykes wins right to move out of care home and return to her home of 60 years
21 February 2014 06:15 PM
Emily Dugan talks to women campaigning to change firms’ attitudes to female employees
20 February 2014 07:36 PM
Domestic abuse victims being let down by authorities, say campaigners, as more than 50,000 incidents are recorded
Government accused of suppressing the damning report that suggests its flagship welfare reforms are forcing ever more people to resort to food banks
20 February 2014 05:55 PM
The author of a Government-commissioned report into food banks has told the Independent that welfare reforms since she conducted the research are forcing many more people to resort to emergency food handouts.
Katie Hopkins continues campaign to become Britain's most hated talking head with poorly timed Bob Crow tweet
No EU referendum under Labour: Ed Miliband to reveal that vote on membership is ‘unlikely’ in next Parliament if party wins power
Grace Dent: Who cares if she spells it Barraco Barner? Gemma Worrall is more employable than some bookish arts graduate
Europeans have ‘got whiter’ due to natural selection in past 5,000 years, scientists say
Fracking is turning the US into a bigger oil producer than Saudi Arabia
The rise of Ukip: Study warns Labour that Eurosceptic party's electoral base now 'more working class than any of the main parties'
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