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Freddie Clayton
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Freddie Clayton is an investigative journalist with the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism, focusing on environmental themes, specifically water and sanitation issues worldwide.

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Freddie Clayton is an investigative journalist with the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism focusing on environmental themes, specifically water and sanitation issues worldwide. His work has been published by the Independent Media Institute, Truthout, LA Progressive, Americas Quarterly, Pressenza, iEyeNews, Newsclick, Counterpunch, Daily Mirror, the Telegraph, Daily Star (UK), Yahoo Sports, Sky Sports, Eurosport, Manchester Evening News, Liverpool Echo, among others. He is based between London and Latin America. Follow him on Twitter: @frederickjc1.

Americas Quarterly | 2018

Criticism surrounds Evo Morales’ efforts to take advantage of a global energy trend.

Feature | July 2024

On July 9, 2024, the global journalism collaboration Covering Climate Now announced 51 winners of the 2024 CCNow Journalism Awards.

Now in its fourth year, the CCNow awards program has become a recognized standard for excellence. This year’s winners hail from around the world, from outlets big and small, and, together, their work represents the leading edge of climate storytelling.

What happens in the weeks and months following a disaster? Here, journalists Jenipher Changwanda and Freddie Clayton poignantly document cascading tragedies that plagued a Malawi farm community after Cyclone Freddy crashed into the country in March 2023. The region’s food system collapsed, and there was the horrific uptick in sex trafficking, evidence of how climate disasters often weigh uniquely on women and children. Changwanda and Clayton round out their reporting with a smart exploration of solutions that could help mitigate this scale of harm in the future. The story “leaves a strong and lingering emotional impact,” judges said.

Interview | June 2023

Freddie Clayton reveals how sanitation in Namibia is underfunded and how money is being spent inefficiently during the #TwitterSpace chat about the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism’s latest Namibia Investigation.

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