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I am an editor and consultant, based in London. I have worked with reporters in the Balkans and Iraq, producing long-form journalism and the occasional investigative piece. Our stories were widely published in the international press – including The Guardian, the New Statesman, The Atlantic, and The Independent.

profilepic_lnkdn_2My work from the Balkans was twice shortlisted for the European Press Prize – in the Investigative Reporting and Innovation categories. The judges described my editing as a “revelation” and “outstanding”. Another award, the Reporting Europe Prize, was given in 2013 for a story that I edited.

I also spent two years in Iraq, producing news, analysis and long-form with a bureau of local journalists. Our work was the subject of a short film about new reporting techniques in conflict zones. The film was featured in a discussion at London’s Frontline Club about the changing role of local journalists. In my spare time, I reported on Iraqi bomb-disposal experts for Vanity Fair and on the Iraqi police’s fight against insurgents for the Financial Times Weekend magazine.

I began my career as a journalist at the BBC, and spent five years there. I reported on the legacy of Bosnia’s jihadis for Radio Four’s From Our Own Correspondent programme, and on the aftermath of an earthquake in Pakistani Kashmir. I tracked down a group of Chinese Uighur men who were deported to Albania after being held without charge by the US military at Guantanamo Bay – a process I called “extraordinary rehabilitation”. I met Chechen refugees and former fighters in the Caucasus, and I’ve crossed the “frozen” frontline between South Ossetia and Georgia. Based in the BBC’s London headquarters, I was a writer for the world news website and a producer for flagship radio and TV news programmes. I grew up in New Delhi and Oxford, and I studied English literature at Cambridge University.

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