Based in London, Eileen Byrne has a solid background in newswire editing and reporting, and has contributed freelance coverage of current affairs for major outlets in the UK and elsewhere. Her overseas experience includes: France, US, Tunisia, Libya, Algeria, Morocco, Venezuela and Mexico. In 2015-2016 she edited TV news scripts at Al Jazeera English in Qatar. In Tunisia for four years from 2011, she reported mainly for The Guardian and The Economist, and more occasionally for France 24 TV, BBC World Service radio, LBC radio and other outlets. In Washington DC from 1999 to 2001, she was an editor at Agence France-Presse's busy English-language desk. She works in English, using French and Spanish in news-gathering, and has a listening comprehension of Arabic. She's also available for commentary on North Africa, and TV documentary producer/researcher roles.
Interviews with migrants, and the children of migrants, in Qatar 2016, for National Public Radio in the US.
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.