About

jessica_bylineI’m a journalist currently based in London, writing news, comment and features for publications including The Guardian, The Telegraph, Bloomberg News, Germany’s taz.die tageszeitung and numerous others with a focus on global women’s rights and social affairs. I’m associate editor of Devex, working with a team of reporters around the world to cover international development and humanitarian aid; and I write regularly for Prospect, the UK’s leading current affairs monthly magazine, where I was an editor for several years. I have most recently reported from anti-Trump protests in Washington, DC; the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa in Jordan; and the European Development Days in Brussels. I have also worked on projects for the European Commission and often speak on TV and radio, including LBC, London Live, Newstalk and BBC Newsbeat.

A former Arts & Humanities Research Council scholar, I hold graduate degrees with distinction in journalism and international relations. I was selected as a fellow of the International Journalists’ Programme in 2016 and have lived and worked in London, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Berlin.

I’m rubbish at keeping my portfolio updated but below you’ll find links to some of my favourite stories from over the years. Please feel free to contact me about freelance commissions, other opportunities or just for a chat; or find me on Twitter.

Reporting from Europe’s biggest global development conference in Brussels

Europe’s risky experiment: Can aid be used to deter migration? / Devex

Everything you wanted to know about fourth wave feminism but were afraid to ask / Prospect

Debatte um Safe Spaces: Bitte nicht den Kopf schütteln / taz.die tageszeitung (German language)

Do we need a new term for ‘child marriage’? / Devex

Weihnachten in Großbritannien: Auf in den Kampf / taz.die tageszeitung (German language)

Is Roe v Wade still viable? / Prospect

Meet the digital nun: the Sister funding her monastery through her apps / The Telegraph

The women’s vote does not exist / Prospect

London’s old buses are driving Maltese round the bend / The Guardian

I’d defend a woman’s right to parade down the street naked if she wanted to – but Page 3 is sexist / Prospect

What can’t you do with a criminal record? / Prospect

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