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. Emily is on sabbatical until March 2015
26 September 2014 06:30 PM
A lesbian Jewish leader says she has endured years of vitriol from the writer renowned for her strident style
24 September 2014 07:06 PM
Youths from families with deep British roots more susceptible than recent migrants, finds study
14 September 2014 12:00 AM
Councils are scaling back assistance for adults assessed with ‘low’ or ‘moderate’ needs
Ghoncheh Ghavami: Mother of British-Iranian woman jailed for watching men's volleyball writes open letter to daughter
12 September 2014 04:19 PM
The mother of a British Iranian woman imprisoned in Tehran for watching a volleyball match has spoken publicly for the first time of her anguish at her daughter’s incarceration.
12 September 2014 12:00 AM
The romantic toll of the recession has been revealed as research shows couples who suffered most during the economic downturn are eight times more likely to have broken up than those least affected.
12 September 2014 12:00 AM
The idea of welfare ghettos where whole communities are workless is a myth, according to research by leading academics.
11 September 2014 06:17 PM
All deaths in prison up by a quarter
Ahmadiyya Muslims: British convention of a religious minority persecuted abroad spreads a message of love and peace
31 August 2014 07:56 PM
More than 30,000 Ahmadis listened to their caliph preach the ‘true teachings of Islam’
31 August 2014 12:00 AM
29 August 2014 05:49 PM
A British woman has been held captive in the Democratic Republic of Congo because her family wanted to “cure her of her gayness”, her friends allege.
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
Andrew Lloyd Webber: Phantom of the Opera writer mocked after issuing a warning about Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon
EU exit would hit UK economy much harder than neighbouring countries, study finds
General election 2015: Labour will toughen hate crimes legislation surrounding Islamophobia
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- 2 'Do not give them a reason': Baltimore man divides police and rioters in hope of avoiding violence
- 3 X Factor in crisis as numbers of people auditioning plummets
- 4 Baltimore riots: Furious mother marches her son home live on TV
- 5 General Election 2015: Stephen Hawking says he will vote Labour