Ross Velton is a correspondent and independent film maker. He also works in print and radio. His work has covered subjects including violence against women in Mexico, child trafficking in Haiti, the dog skin trade in Thailand, the impact of drought in sub-Saharan Africa, and the stigma of diseases such as leprosy and HIV/AIDS. Ross has reported for the BBC, the New York Times, CNN, USA Today, PBS, TIME, Al Jazeera, Voice of America and others.
He was trained as a journalist on the BBC’s Journalism Trainee Scheme following a career as a travel writer, during which he authored four books. He has a master’s degree in law and can speak French and Spanish. Ross has completed a Hostile Environment and First Aid Training (HEFAT) course, for reporting in hostile environments. Find out more on his website.
Work published elsewhere
Good karma in dead parts
Meet the Sri Lankan monk who thinks donating organs creates good karma.
The woman who lost her legs to save a dog
The remarkable story of a woman in Thailand who suffered a great loss to rescue an animal.
Child trafficking in Haiti
Reports of child trafficking in Haiti have been increasing after an earthquake in 2010.
The monarch butterfly migration
Why fewer monarch butterflies are surviving their winter migration to Mexico.
The killing of women in Mexico
Investigating femicide in Cuidad Juarez and elsewhere in Mexico.