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 others with a focus on global women’s rights, foreign aid policy and social affairs. I’m deputy editor of Devex, working with a team of reporters around the world to cover international development and humanitarian aid. I write regularly for Prospect, the UK’s leading current affairs monthly magazine, where I was an editor for several years, and also work as a freelance editor for the Telegraph’s foreign team. I have reported from the United States, Brussels, Germany, Armenia, Taiwan and Mozambique among other places. I have also worked on projects for the European Commission and often speak on TV and radio, including LBC, London Live, Newstalk and BBC stations.

I’ve interviewed senior politicians, diplomats and Nobel prize winners, as well as app-coding nuns and atheist priests.

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

I’m also a mentor with the Second Source, a network supporting women in journalism.

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

Mozambique’s teenage pregnancy challenge / Devex

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

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

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

China’s one-state solution / Prospect