Anastasia Moloney

Based in Bogota, Colombia, since 2002, British-born Anastasia Moloney is the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s Latin America and Caribbean correspondent. She reports on a spectrum of stories, including human rights violations, humanitarian affairs and women’s rights from across the region. As a teacher in London before becoming a journalist, she saw many social problems in the classroom, and writing about them was a natural progression. Being a Thomson Reuters Foundation journalist doesn’t tie her to her desk. Instead she is encouraged to go out and investigate. As a result, she spends the majority of her time in the field, talking to people and finding new leads for stories that most media prefer to ignore. She has felt danger doing her job. But when going into a conflict zone in Colombia, she gets prior approval and permission from whoever is in control of the area — the man with the gun. She’s been extremely lucky. In her many years there, she’s never experienced an incident or crime.