John Lubbock


Hello and welcome to my new website. I’m planning on using this as a portfolio of my writing, video production, photography and other work so you can see why you should definitely accept that pitch/job application I just sent you. You can also see my CV here.

I don’t remember when I first used Wikipedia, but it was a consistent presence throughout my university days from 2005-2009. In the past 19 years, Wikipedia has become consistently better, more comprehensive and ubiquitous in Western society at a slow yet steady pace that means it almost never hits the headlines for any huge advance or change…

At the end of 2020, I was asked to teach a module in Digital Media to the International Media and Business MA course at Westminster University. I also gave frequent talks about my work while at Wikimedia UK on the use of Wikipedia in education and academia.

In my writing and advocacy work, I care about human rights, free access to information, a socially and economically more equal society, and preferably not destroying the planet we all have to live on.


I publish a lot of my photos on Wikimedia Commons, so that others can use them in their projects. I also have a Flickr site here.

As a freelancer and while working for Wikimedia UK, I have made a lot of video work, from an hour long documentary to event vlogs about specific projects.

On the right, you can see my biggest project to date, a documentary about the work of the historian Ara Sarafian to foster reconciliation and understanding between Armenians, Turks and Kurds during the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

I write a lot about Turkish and Middle Eastern politics, because I visit Turkey regularly, used to work for the Bahrain Center for Human Rights, and have a general interest in the MENA/Levant region.
I also write on UK politics and culture. You can check out a selection of my writing below.