Reporting mainly in English, with fluent Spanish and French. I have previously worked as a journalist in Mexico, France, Washington DC, Morocco, Tunisia, and Qatar. I was a reporter on the Caracas newspaper The Daily Journal for one year, back in the 1990s. In 2015-2016 I edited TV news scripts at Al Jazeera English in Qatar. Based in Tunisia 2011-2015, I reported regularly for The Guardian (London) and The Economist magazine, and occasionally 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. I have a first degree in history from Manchester University, England, and a postgraduate degree from Oxford University.
For words & pics from my 2-week reporting trip to CARACAS, VENEZUELA in February 2018, please use this link: https://eileenbyrne.tumblr.com/ President Nicolas Maduro is standing for reelection on May 20. Ex-Chavista Henry Falcon is running against him. Most opposition parties are boycotting.
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.