I’m a journalist and editor based in London. Before going freelance, I worked at Reuters as a correspondent and bureau chief for 15 years.
During my Reuters career, I reported from more than 40 countries and covered everything from wars to World Cups.
After joining as a graduate trainee in 1994 and learning the trade just off Fleet Street, I spent three years based in Germany, covering the end of the Kohl era.
Following a stint in Geneva, I arrived in Kosovo in 1999 soon after the end of the war and spent the next year there. I moved to Belgrade after the fall of Slobodan Milsoevic and served as bureau chief and chief correspondent for the region for the next three years.
In 2004 and 2005, I was part of a team of correspondents covering West and Central Africa, based in Dakar.
After a spell in the UK reporting on political and general news – which included the July 7, 2005 attacks on London – I moved to Washington DC and covered the Pentagon for three years as the U.S. struggled with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
At Reuters, I also covered major sports events such as the 1998 and 2006 World Cups, the Euro 2000 football championships and the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games.
In 2010, I completed a master’s degree in investigative journalism and went freelance. Since then, my work has been published by the BBC, the British Journalism Review, Scotland’s Herald magazine, the Huffington Post and other outlets. I have also contributed to BBC radio’s From Our Own Correspondent and appeared on BBC World Service radio programmes.
In recent years, I have worked as an editor, mainly for the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), supervising stories that were published by the New York Times, the Guardian, the New Statesman, VICE News and others.
I have also led journalism training courses in the UK and abroad, for the Thomson Reuters Foundation and for BIRN.