Holly Young is a Scottish investigative journalist focusing on the environment, human rights and migration.

She spent four years as a staff editor at the Guardian before moving to Berlin to freelance. She has produced online and radio reports for The Guardian, Al Jazeera, BBC World Service, PRI’s The World, and Deutsche Welle among others. In recent years she has worked on investigations into the meat industry with the Guardian, Lighthouse Reports and DATADISTA.

She is the recipient of fellowships and grants from Columbia Journalism School’s Dart Center, the European Journalism Center and the International Journalism Programme.

Holly Young

Basic information

Holly Young
Editor and reporter
United Kingdom
Brighton and Hove

Supported projects

The Dark Trace in the Water of Cheap Meat Business

  • Environment

Aragón (Spain), Herefordshire (United Kingdom) and Lower Saxony (Germany) have become areas with a very high density of intensive farms. An international investigation reveals the dynamics behind the expansion and the pollution of rivers, aquifers and even tap water that it brought along.