Currently based in London. International experience includes reporting/editing news in Mexico, France, Washington DC, and Tunisia. Based in Tunisia 2011-2015, I reported regularly for The Guardian (London) and The Economist magazine, with some breaking news for France 24 TV, London's LBC radio, and Canada's CBC radio. I edited news from across the Americas at the Agence France-Presse bureau in Washington DC for two years until 2001 and in the 1990s worked as a reporter for The Daily Journal, Caracas, covering first politics and then the oil beat. I have a first degree in history from Manchester University, and a postgraduate degree from Oxford University. Fluent French and Spanish, some Arabic.
https://eileenbyrne.tumblr.com/ -- For words & pics from my 2-week reporting trip to CARACAS, VENEZUELA in February 2018.
An Urbanist's Guide to Tunis, words and pics, 2014.
Reporting on Tunisians who traveled to join the war in Syria, 2014.
Reporting from Tunisia following the attacks in Sousse, 2015.