Hey!

Welcome to my website.

I’m based in Dubai, UAE, and I focus on human rights investigations. My written work has been published by The Guardian, The Washington Post, New York Times, The Observer, The Telegraph, The Independent, Rappler, Forbes, New Internationalist, Your Middle East, The Financial Times’ This is Africa, Global Voices and others.

I also love photography, and my pictures have been published alongside my stories in the Guardian, The Washington Post, New York Times, the Observer, the Independent, New Internationalist, and Global Voices.

In 2018 I completed a Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN) reporting fellowship, focusing on human trafficking and migrant rights. My resulting project, which was on mothers and stateless children living in hiding in the Gulf, was published by the Guardian.

In 2020, I was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, which it said was in recognition for my reporting on global human rights issues.

I’m also a member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).

My work has been cited in reports by the United States Department of Justice, the US Congress, the United Nations’ General Assembly, the UN’s International Organization of Migration (IOM), Human Rights Watch, USAID, and others.

In 2021, I was longlisted in the International Journalist of the Year and Print categories at the One World Media Awards.

I travel often and have reported from the UK, US, UAE, Senegal, Rwanda, the West Bank, South Africa, Tanzania, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Norway, Thailand, Nepal, Seychelles and Jordan.

I’ve been a journalist for about a decade. During this time I’ve also held staff positions with various beats including science, energy, healthcare, commodities and mergers & acquisitions.

I love to dig into subjects, no matter how technical, and write stories on issues or events that aren’t known to the public.

If you’d like to commission me, or collaborate on an article or project, please get in touch.

Also, if you have any tips or ideas for stories I should be looking into, I’d love to hear from you.

You can email me at katielmcque@gmail.com.