Rosie Blau is China correspondent for The Economist. @RosieBlau
Park Life -The Economist, 19/12/2015 Young, single and what about it? – The Economist, 29/08/2015 The King and I – The Economist, 29/08/2015 Dream of the bed chamber – The Economist, 21/11/2015 The critical masses – The Economist, 11/04/2015 Almost home – The Economist, 10/ 10/2015
Louise Tickle is an education and social affairs journalist. @louisetickle
David Smith has been Economics Editor of The Sunday Times since 1989, where he writes a weekly column. He is also chief leader-writer, an assistant editor and policy adviser. He also writes columns for The Times and other publications.
David Gardner is the FT‘s international affairs editor and author of Last Chance: The Middle East in the Balance. He was the paper’s Middle East editor from 1995-99. In 2003 he won the David Watt prize for political journalism for his writing on the Arab world.
- Lebanon on the brink – Financial Times Weekend Magazine, 17/05/2014
- Iranian bombast belies its interest in a nuclear deal – Financial Times Weekend Magazine, 14/05/2014
- Religion masks a lust for power in the Middle East – Financial Times Weekend Magazine, 08/07/2014
- Look beyond Saudi Arabia for Sunni leadership – Financial Times Weekend Magazine, 08/08/2014
- Isis shows political sophistication as ferocious as its fighters – Financial Times Weekend Magazine, 29/10/2014
- A federal cure for a shattered Middle East – Financial Times Weekend Magazine, 23/12/2014
Since 2005, Martin Chulov has been reporting for The Guardian from the Middle East, covering crises across the Arab world.
Rosie Blau is China correspondent for The Economist, based in Beijing. She joined The Economist in May 2011 as a reporter on the Britain section, where she covered energy, transport and a range of other areas. She was then seconded to Intelligent Life as Associate Editor. Prior to joining The Economist she worked at the Financial Times. Her jobs there included Books Editor, Leader Writer and Assistant World News Editor. She served as a judge for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 2010. Taken from The Economist
Empire of the Pig – The Economist, 20/12/2014 The Power of Xi Jinping – The Economist, 20/09/2014 The art is red – The Economist, 20/12/2014 A matter of honours – The Economist, 22/11/2014
Melanie Phillips is a British journalist, broadcaster and author. Her weekly column, which is currently appearing in The Times, has appeared over the years in The Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times and Daily Mail. She has a weekly radio show on Voice of Israel, is a regular panellist on BBC Radio’s The Moral Maze and appears frequently on BBC TV’s signature political shows Question Time and The Daily Politics. She also writes regularly for the Jewish Chronicle and the Jerusalem Post. Her best-selling book Londonistan was published in 2006. She followed this in 2010 with The World Turned Upside Down: the Global Battle over God, Truth and Power. Guardian Angel, her most recent book, was published in 2013. Taken from melaniephillips.com
The peace process can’t deliver true justice (£) – The Times, 05/05/2014 UKIP isn’t a protest, it’s a counter-revolution (£) – The Times, 26/05/2014 Forget ISIS. Iran remains our deadliest foe (£) – The Times, 23/06/2014 Keep the censor away from lessons of history (£) – The Times, 30/06/2014 Israel abandoned – The Spectator, 19/07/2014 The murder of Christians is our guilty secret (£) – The Times, 17/11/2014
Clare Sambrook is a novelist, freelance journalist and a founder of the citizens’ campaign
End Child Detention Now. Clare is a coeditor of OurKingdom, the UK section of OpenDemocracy where she runs the Shine A Light project. In 2010 she won both the Paul Foot Award and the Bevins Prize for outstanding investigative journalism. Taken from claresambrook.com
The racist texts: What the Mubenga trial jury was not told – Open Democracy, 17/12/2014 Fail and prosper: how privatisation really works – Open Democracy, 06/03/2014 Nice work: G4S wins $118 million Guantánamo contract – Open Democracy, 12/08/2014 Gove’s own Operation Trojan Horse: the privatisation of our schools – Open Democracy, 16/07/2014 Man, 84, dies handcuffed in hospital: UK border control by the GEO Group – Open Democracy, 16/01/2014 One Man, Two Guvnors: the conflict at the heart of British justice – Open Democracy, 09/07/2014
Suzanne Moore is a columnist for The Guardian. She has written for The Mail on Sunday, The Daily Mail, The Independent, and the New Statesman over the course of her career. She stood as an independent parliamentary candidate in the 2010 general election.
In the tawdry benefits debate, no politician speaks of moral obligations – so I will – The Guardian, 05/02/2014 My old council flat sold for half a million – this madness can’t end well – The Guardian, 02/04/2014 This politics of denial over immigration is feeding a growing inhumanity – The Guardian, 20/10/2014 Jeremy Clarkson and Ukip are not mavericks, but the bullying face of the establishment – The Guardian, 07/05/2014 Poor children are seen as worthless, as Rotherham’s abuse scandal shows – The Guardian, 27/08/2014 The Scottish independence debate has given politicians what they say they want – engagement – The Guardian, 10/09/2014
Ian Birrell is a contributing editor of The Mail on Sunday, though he writes columns regularly in several other papers, including The Guardian and The Economist. He was a speech-writer for David Cameron before the 2010 general election, and co-founded Africa Express, an organisation promoting African music.
Graveyard of desecration – The Mail on Sunday, 20/07/2014 Please, let American jets bomb my prison… – The Mail on Sunday, 17/08/2014 Our medical advances have outstripped our humanity – The Guardian, 08/08/2014 Bill Gates preaches the aid gospel but is he a hypocrite? – The Guardian, 06/01/2014 Britain’s refusal to save migrants is an act of inhumanity – The Guardian, 29/10/2014 Bonfire of the ebola victims – The Mail on Sunday, 28/09/2014
Anthony Loyd is a war correspondent who writes regularly for The Times and contributes to other publications. He has written two books about his experiences in war zones in Chechnya, Yugoslavia, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Iraq: My War Gone by, I Miss it So and Another Bloody Love Letter.
- A defenceless city can only weep as barrel bombs rain in (£) – The Times, 17/05/2014
- We’ll stay here and die at home, insist Aleppo’s last Christians (£) – The Times, 20/05/2014
- Abducted, beaten, shot: my ordeal in Syria (£) – The Times Saturday Magazine, 04/10/2014
- Orphaned, rejected and afraid: plight of the ebola children (£) – The Times, 01/11/2014
- Anthony Loyd on the war against ebola (£) – The Times Saturday Magazine, 15/11/2014
- Yazidi girls dragged by their hair into sexual slavery and sold for $25 (£) – The Times, 22/12/2014
James Meek is a writer and journalist, the author of five novels, most recently The Heart Broke In, and two books of short stories, as well as Private Island, a collection of essays about privatisation. His novel The People’s Act of Love won the Ondaatje Prize and was nominated for the Booker Prize. Meek was named Foreign Correspondent of the Year in 2004 in Britain’s Press Awards for his reporting on Iraq and Guantanamo Bay. He worked for the Guardian from 1994 to 2006. He is a contributing editor to the London Review of Books. Taken from The Guardian
David Pilling is the Asia editor of the Financial Times. He was previously Tokyo Bureau Chief for the FT from January 2002 to August 2008. His column ranges over business, investment, politics and economics. He joined the FT in 1990. He has worked in London as an editor, in Chile and Argentina as a correspondent and covered the global pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry. Taken from FT.com
Bigger, richer, better? How GDP has become a global obsession (£) – Financial Times, 05/07/2014 Japan’s old age story (£) – Financial Times, 18/01/2014 Ten days that shook Hong Kong (£) – Financial Times, 11/10/2014 Did you hear the one about the generals? (£) – Financial Times, 04/10/2014
Established as one of the most influential political commentators in the country, Steve Richards became The Independent’s chief political commentator in 2000 having been political editor of the New Statesman. He presents Radio 4’s Week in Westminster. Taken from The Independent
Our Political Landscape – The Independent, 24/11/2014 Tony Blair Cannot Say Iraq Was A Mistake – The Independent, 16/06/2014 Hysteria, Vilification, A Spurious Victim – The Independent, 21/11/2014 The Real Reason Cameron Struggles To Be A Winner – The Independent, 15/12/2014 Could The Real Theresa May Stand Up? – The Independent, 21/12/2014 Our Public Services Are In Decline – Can We Change Track? – The Independent, 30/12/2014
Mary Riddell is a columnist and political interviewer for the Daily Telegraph. She studied modern languages at Nottingham University and began her journalistic career in Lincolnshire, Oxford and Aberdeen before moving to London. Her previous jobs include women’s editor and assistant editor of the Daily Mirror and deputy editor of Today. Taken from telegraph.co.uk
Peter Ross is a journalist based in Glasgow and the author of Daunderlust – Dispatches From Unreported Scotland, which was published in 2014. He writes for The Guardian and Scotland on Sunday.
- From canny scepticism to our chance to dream – Scotland on Sunday, 24/08/2014
- Two to tango or last waltz – Scotland on Sunday, 31/08/2014
- It Could Be Us – Scotland on Sunday, 07/09/2014
- Growing pains – Scotland on Sunday, 14/09/2014 Tears and loathing – Scotland on Sunday, 21/09/2014
Rebecca’s work has been published by the Dominion of New York, the Guardian, the New Statesman, the Washington Post, the New Internationalist, the Independent, and Kvinfo. She is a Winston Churchill Travel Fellow, and spent her fellowship reporting on immigration and asylum in Greece, Italy, Spain, France and the UK. Rebecca is writer in residence at Lacuna, a new human rights magazine. She has also worked as an editorial assistant and special correspondent in the Washington Post’s London office, and as a business journalist writing and reporting on private finance initiatives for the Partnerships Bulletin magazine. Taken from Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi
- Refugee women in the UK: fighting back from behind bars – People on the Move, Open Democracy, 24/02/2014
- Rats in the lunchbox, mould in the mattress: living in squalor in London – Our Kingdom, Open Democracy, 14/05/2014
- Down the Rabbit Hole: single parenthood in austerity Britain – Lacuna, 23/05/2014
- How to build a law centre – Lacuna, 18/07/2014
- Black and Dangerous – Our Kingdom, Open Democracy, 30/09/2014
- Politicians like Calais’ mayor should stop telling tales – New Statesman, 30/10/2014
Kim Sengupta is the Defence and Diplomatic Correspondent for The Independent. He covers international and domestic news and his extensive reporting from around the world has included many of the major conflicts in recent times.
Tortured Ukrainian’s widow mourns as Russia vows to defend its interests – The Independent, 24/04/2014 ‘A maelstrom of bombs, missiles and chaos’ – The Independent, 15/08/2014 Gunfire, paranoia and football on the base that plays host to two armies – The Independent, 05/03/2014 The Odessa file: how a cultural melting pot boiled over into sectarian strife – The Independent, 08/05/2014 Ukraine: the storm breaks – The Independent, 10/05/2014 Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal – The Independent, 22/12/2014