From 2011 to 2014 I was working for the Bahrain Center for Human Rights as a researcher. UK media were quite interested in the Arab Spring and its effects across the Middle East and North Africa, so I began pitching articles on the situation in Bahrain.

Human Rights and Turkey

In 2012 I first visited Turkey on holiday, and returned for a work conference on Bahrain to Istanbul where I saw the end of the 2013 Gezi Park protests and made the first piece of film work I had attempted.

Doing video journalism was something I found I enjoyed a lot, so I started doing more of it, sometimes for Vice. I also started to write about human rights topics more generally, as well as on UK culture and society:

At the end of 2014 I went to live in Turkey for about 6 months until April 2015. I started learning Turkish and writing about Turkish politics:

In Turkey, I also worked on two documentaries, one about the history and politicisation of Istanbul’s architecture, and one about the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. You can see those on the Video page.


After I started working at Wikimedia UK, I also started writing about Wikipedia and the organisations that support it. You can see a lot of my blogging about Wikimedia UK’s work on their blog.

Culture, Society, History

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