Mindy Ran is an Amsterdam-based freelance journalist,documentary and programme maker, andproducer. She is currently a Freelance Producer and Associate Editor for the Women’s International News Gathering Service (WINGS) and freelance contributor to the ITUC website,Equal Times. For the past 15 years she has also worked as Production Editor ofIntervention, a journal on psychosocial interventions for survivors of war, trauma, disaster and torture.
She specialises in human rights, press freedom and equality issues and has contributed features, programmes and documentaries to Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW), RAPIDO TV (UK – Channel 4), BBC (Radio One, 4, 5, (UK) and World Service), and BBC Scotland from 1982-2012.
Mindy edited Candace: Invincible Women of Ethiopia for the Ethiopian Millennium Foundation (SEM) in 2007 and a series of MANUALS for the War Trauma Foundation, as well as “A Handbook of Best Practices on Gender Equality in European Journalists’ Unions” for the International Federation of Journalistson Gender and Media (2012).
She has contributed to the Global Media Monitoring Project on Ethics and Journalism (2005) and Reporting on Sexual Violence (2010, as part of a toolkit for journalists). She has also written guidelines on ethical reporting of GBV for the National Union of Journalists, UK (2012).
In 2013, she was awarded second prize in the “24 hours in Global Journalism” project for human rights reporting and in 2015 an Honorable Mention award from the International Association of Women in Radio and TV (IAWRT).
Mindy is a member of both the Dutch Journalist’s Association, the NVJ, and the British Journalist’s Union, the NUJ, and as a lay activist serves as Co-Chair of the International Federation of Journalists Gender Council (IFJ) and on the International Trade Union Congress Women’s Committee (ITUC).