Currently based in London, this week in Berlin, my interests include: development issues; politics; economics; the environment; regional history and popular culture. I have previously been based in Mexico, Venezuela, France, Washington DC, Morocco, and most recently in Tunisia, and then Qatar. In 2015-2016 I edited TV news scripts at Al Jazeera English in Qatar. In Tunisia 2011-2015, I reported for The Guardian and The Economist, also covering breaking news for outlets including France 24 TV, and London's LBC radio. From 1999 to 2001, I edited news from across the Americas at the Agence France-Presse bureau in Washington DC. I have a first degree in history from Manchester University, England, and a postgraduate degree from Oxford University, specialising in Middle East history.
For BBC World Service radio programme, 'From our own Correspondent', after a visit to Algeria for the 2014 presidential election.
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.