Based in Brussels, I cover the EU and general European news for The Independent, TIME, Monocle magazine and others. I have a particular interest in migration and refugee policy, and have written a book on the issue, Cast Away: Stories of Survival From Europe's Refugee Crisis, which will be published in the UK on May 5th. I regularly appear on TV and radio commenting on European affairs, with clients including the BBC, Monocle 24 and France 24. My 14 years’ experience covering world affairs includes two years as The Independent’s Deputy Foreign Editor, four years with AFP as a Staff Correspondent in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Thailand, and freelance work in Europe, Latin America and Asia. TV and web production experience includes freelance work at CNN and Channel 4 News.