About

I am a highly experienced journalist, economist and consultant focused on the Middle East and Africa.

In a career spanning more than 15 years I have been published by media organisations including The Economist, The Financial Times, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, The Independent, the BBC and Reuters. I have provided consultancy services to world-leading business and political risk organisations and written countless business intelligence books and reports on the region.

An expert in economics, the energy sector, politics and geopolitics across the Middle East and Africa, my current roles include analyst and economist for the EIU, North Africa editor at MEES and contributing writer at African Energy, Africa Confidential and Al Jazeera. I am a specialist in Algeria, Libya and the Sudans, all of which I have covered at expert level for more than a decade.

I am a documentary producer and director and the founder of Four Freedom Films, a London-based production company focused on high quality character-led films that bring the stories of those affected by conflict and oppression to a global audience.

I have travelled widely and often in the Middle East and Africa, including reporting trips to Algeria, Morocco, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Ethiopia and Malawi.

A trained broadcast professional, I have made guest appearances as a reporter and analyst on numerous global TV and radio networks including BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service, Radio France International, CNN, ITV, France 24, CNBC and Deutsche Welle, as well as hosting an arts and culture show on London’s Soho Radio.

Over the past decade my photographs have been published by the BBC, Reuters, Al Jazeera, MEED and French newspaper Libération, along with exhibitions in London.

I have also had successful previous careers in consultancy and government.

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I am currently looking for enthusiastic and driven Production Assistants for a documentary film about South Sudan’s national wheelchair basketball team. For more details, please click here.