Emily Dugan

Emily Dugan is Social Affairs Editor for The Independent, i and Independent on Sunday. 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. Her first book, 'Finding Home: Real Stories of Migrant Britain', was published by Icon Books in July 2015.

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Anna Richardson, presenter of Channel 4's 'Revenge Porn'

Revenge porn: Are the police and courts taking the crime seriously?

Since April this year, sharing explicit images or videos without consent – known as revenge porn – has been illegal. Now, the first perpetrators are being sentenced. But does the new law go far enough? Emily Dugan speaks to victims, legal experts and campaigners to find out

Criminal courts have been compared to 18th century forms of justice

Crippling court costs force poverty-stricken people to 'plead guilty to crimes they didn't commit'

Legal experts have called for an urgent review of the criminal courts charge

The number of those living with diabetes has risen by 1.2 million in 10 years

Diabetes could 'bankrupt the NHS' after 60% rise in number of cases, charity warns

Number of those living with the condition has risen by 1.2 million in 10 years

Keegan Hirst played in a match just hours after news of his sexuality broke

Keegan Hirst becomes first rugby league player to come out as gay

The Batley Bulldogs prop received an outpouring of support from fans

One in four claiming disability benefits faces serious difficulties including delays, unfair dismissals and confusion over eligibility

One in four claiming disability benefits faces serious difficulties including delays, unfair dismissals and confusion over eligibility

Exclusive: 'Fiasco' payment system continues to give rise to major problems

Sharing breast milk online: The next big thing?

Newly-published research shows almost half of breastfeeding mothers in Britain would consider sharing their milk with other parents online

MiHomecare: Accusations the care agency pays below minimum wage are just one among many woes inflicting the company

From losing contracts to cutting staff, it's not been a good few months

About 883,000 people receive care in their own home in the UK

MiHomecare: One of UK's biggest care agencies being sued for paying below minimum wage

Exclusive: A former employee says she often worked 12-hour days for seven hours' pay because travel and overtime were not paid

Philip Hammond described migrants as ‘marauding’

Migrant crisis: It’s time to stop the politics of fear and treat these people like human beings

Figures do little to calm a debate that has always been more about gut feeling and identity than economics

The Mannans, from Luton, fled to join Isis in Syria earlier this month

Families travelling to join Isis should be allowed to keep custody of their children, says judge

Two families were detained at airports in the UK and Turkey earlier this year after security officials became suspicious they were about to head to Isis areas

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