Julia Horton - Journalist
Welcome to my website.
My name is Julia Horton. I am a freelance journalist with a particular interest in human rights and international development, the environment, travel and quirky subjects.
Based in Scotland, I have travelled widely over the past decade, starting by covering the relief effort after the Asian Boxing Day Tsunami 2004. More recently I reported on ongoing issues in Fukushima as Japan recovers from nuclear disaster. I have interviewed and photographed landmine victims in Colombia and raised awareness of discrimination against Dalit girls in Nepal through an article longlisted in The Guardian's International Development Journalism Awards 2010. I also spoke about the plight of Dalit people and my experiences trekking in the footsteps of former Maoist rebels in Nepal on Radio 4 show Excess Baggage.
Other freelance features which I have secured commissions for from newspapers, magazines and websites have covered Antarctica, India, Tanzania and Bhutan. I take pictures to illustrate my articles and also collaborate with award-winning photographers.
If you are interested in commissioning an article please call (0044) 07725 482012 or email firstname.lastname@example.org