Rejimon Kuttappan Rejimon Kuttappan

Rejimon Kuttappan is an independent journalist currently based in India with more than a decade-long experience in reporting Asian and African migrant stories in the Arab Gulf. He was the chief reporter with an English daily in Oman for a decade. He was deported from Oman for exposing the human trafficking of South Asian women domestic workers in 2017 April through his exclusive news story of human trafficking.

Returning to India, he writes for Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Hindu, The Caravan Magazine, Middle East Eye, Equal Times, Migrants Rights, The Lede, and many other publishers.

He is a Diplomacy Training Programme alumnus conducted by Migrant Forum in Asia and the University of New South Wales in 2014.

He has done one fellowship with International Labour Organisation (ILO) on labour migration and one with Thomson Reuters Foundation on forced labour and human trafficking. He was in the Panos Network Team that prepared the ILO Toolkit on Reporting Migration and also was a Board Advisor with Ethical Journalism Network. He is also in the Advisory Team of Global Research Forum on Diaspora and Transnationalism (GRFDT) for their journalism course.

He has worked on migration research papers with Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA). He has co-authored a book on labour migration brought out by ILO-SDC-Panos titled Uncertain Journeys on migrant workers in 2018.

In 2019, he authored a book for Speaking Tiger on the bravery of Keralite fishermen who rescued thousands from the 2018 floods in Kerala titled Rowing Between Rooftops: The Heroic Fishermen of Kerala Floods.

He has also completed a book on undocumented migrants for Penguin Books, which is scheduled for release in 2021.

For the last decade, he has been a regular attendee in several regional and global meetings on migration and also is a co-founder of an SOS app titled MigCall for Indian migrant workers in the Arab Gulf.

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