Anja Popp is an award-winning reporter, covering human-interest, counterculture and justice stories both at home and abroad.
In 2019, Anja was awarded the RTS Young Talent of the Year award and later won a Mind Media award with her team. In 2018 she was part of a three-person team shortlisted for an Orwell Award.
She began her Channel 4 News career in Washington DC as an intern in 2014, and has since been a guest booker and a producer, before becoming a reporter in 2018.
Anja regularly reports on Channel 4 News’ Uncovered series on Facebook, her film on Femicide in Mexico was nominated for an RTS award in 2020.
Anja has also worked on several Channel 4 Dispatches programmes, first as a researcher and imbedded undercover reporter, and most recently reporting on an hour-long investigation
Heavy ashfall has been raining down on parts of the Caribbean island of St Vincent – a day after the La Soufriere volcano exploded – forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. The island’s prime minister has urged local people to remain calm, after warnings that the volcano could keep exploding for several days…
The women living in fear in the countryside who are campaigning for change.
The swift vaccine rollout has been welcome relief to many people who have been shielding for months, but not for the 61.000 clinically vulnerable children in the UK who are not yet eligible for the jab.
Salvage engineers have warned that the Suez Canal could stay blocked by a stranded giant container ship for days – or possibly weeks. The Ever Given, which is a quarter of a mile long, became wedged across the busy shipping route during a sandstorm on Tuesday. It is operated by shipping company Evergreen Marine and…
Just over a year since devastating wildfires in Australia, another natural disaster has been declared after the worst flooding in decades hit the state of New South Wales. Evacuation orders have been issued in many locations and hundreds of people have been rescued from the rising waters. One young couple saw their house swept away…
A record number of Covid vaccinations administered yesterday helped push the number of people who have received their first dose to more than half of the UK’s adult population. The government has also announced 56 million pound fund to help England’s coastal towns and high streets re-open as lockdown restrictions are eased.
In Poland laws on abortion have been amongst the strictest in Europe and last October the rules were tightened further.
The Chancellor Rishi Sunak has warned that he’ll have to make some tough decisions in next week’s Budget in order to repair the gaping hole in the public finances caused by the pandemic.
We speak to one family whose 13-year-old daughter has Down’s syndrome but can’t be given the vaccine under the current regime.
Almost two million more people in England have suddenly been asked to shield after a new model was developed to take other risk factors like ethnicity and postcodes into account.
The epidemic is finally shrinking, although scientists warn that the number of Covid cases, and patients in hospital, remains perilously high.
A man who targeted hundreds of young boys, by setting up fake social media profiles and duping them into sending him indecent images, has been jailed for 25 years.
Heavy snow and bitterly cold weather are sweeping parts of the country – with amber warnings of snow across east and southeast England. Forecasters have warned of “significant disruption” into Monday – as Storm Darcy brings strong easterly winds from Ukraine and the Black Sea. Anja Popp was in Aylesford in Kent.
A near-total internet blackout is now in force in Myanmar, where the leaders of a military coup are facing a rising tide of protests. The streets of the city of Yangon were filled with angry demonstrators, demanding the release of the country’s elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi who was detained following the army take-over…
Last week we reported on how hundreds of students from overseas had been forced to use a food bank in East London as the lockdown meant they were unable to earn money to support themselves.