Raquel Carvalho is an independent journalist who has covered Asia for about 15 years – with short stints in Europe, the United States, and Latin America.

Her latest work mostly focuses on human rights, migration, labour, human trafficking, gender equality, and cross-border security. She led an international investigation that received support from the Journalismfund Europe’s Modern Slavery Unveiled grant.

Raquel has contributed to several global news outlets such as Al Jazeera and is a former Asia Correspondent at the South China Morning Post, where she wrote features and produced multimedia projects on issues that included the social impact of drug trafficking networks and Chinese investment overseas.

Raquel received the inaugural 2023 Women’s Stories at the Spotlight Award about war and peace in Southeast Asia, launched by the Global Network of Women Peacekeepers and the UN Women. In 2021, her long-form piece about bride trafficking in Asia was distinguished with the World Association of News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) Asian Media Silver Award in the category of Best Feature.

She was a twice-finalist in the SOPA awards and her reporting was highlighted by the International Labour Organization’s Global Media Competition Anthology on Migrant Domestic Workers. In 2018, she received a grant from the US State Department to report on human trafficking issues from Washington DC, Houston, and Los Angeles.

Raquel Carvalho

Basic information

Raquel Carvalho
Independent journalist
Human Rights, Migration, Human Trafficking, Security, Gender
Hong Kong Island

Supported projects

Perilous New Pathways

  • Exploitation
  • Human Rights
  • Migration
  • Trafficking

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