Writer and journalist


I’m a writer, journalist and filmmaker who has covered community news for several outlets in Australia, and written features for The Big Issue.

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From 2012-15, I worked at the Media Institute of Southern Africa in Swaziland, training journalists, supporting the local media and promoting free speech. During this time, I wrote columns for the Times of Swaziland, often focusing on issues of press freedom and censorship. In Africa, my work has also appeared in the Mail & Guardian, the Daily Maverick and African Independent.

From early 2015, I have worked at the Brotherhood of St Laurence, a national antipoverty organisation in Australia. Here, I write and edit stories, film and produce videos, create digital content and manage social media. I currently work for the Brotherhood of St Laurence on a freelance basis.

In late 2016, I served as an Asia-Pacific and sub-Saharan Africa analyst for Freedom Houses’s Freedom of the Press 2017 publication. Since 2014, I’ve contributed to Reporters Without Borders’ press freedom index as a media analyst. My writing on media freedom has been published by PEN-America and Free Speech Debate.

On the side, I run an online business that builds websites. In my free time, I enjoy cooking lasagne.

A note on the dates of posts on this website
This website was created in early 2016. You will notice that website posts are backdated to when articles and videos were published.

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