About

During ten months spent in Israel and Palestine between 2003 and 2005 I was inspired to start writing (a couple of the articles are included here) and left with thoughts of becoming a journalist. After completing an NCTJ course in 2010 at Lambeth College, I wrote a couple of articles for the Guardian and various local newspapers before getting a job at what is now the Brent and Kilburn Times in North West London.

Fourteen months later churnalism got the better of me and it was time to pick up where I left off – heading to Egypt (with a brief visit to Libya) where I spent a couple of months reporting on the revolutions that formed part of the so-called Arab spring.

After returning home to East London on August 4 to news Mark Duggan had been shot by police, I began covering various stories of a social-political nature including the riots, stop-and-search, housing, legal aid cuts and numerous protests and marches.

Following a dose of itchy feet in 2012 I headed off to the south Caucasus reporting on the human rights situation in oil-rich Azerbaijan as it held the Eurovision Song Contest followed by brief stays in Georgia and Armenia.

I also teach journalism to young people in Hackney and for the Big Issue’s online journalism course aimed at people who have been homeless, in prison or rehab. I also produced a ‘community’ newspaper reflecting on the riots as part of a larger art project.

Since 2010 I have written for: Guardian, Independent, Huffington Post, Computer Weekly, Kilburn and Brent Times, Islington Gazette, East London Advertiser, Hackney Citizen, Haringey Journals, Croydon Advertiser and of course my blog.

9 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Glenn, thanks for featuring The Freedom Theatre and our upcoming tour of The Siege. A very good, important text! I’d just like to point out that Juliano’s murderer/s has never found, and nothing is known of their nationality or anything else about them, for that matter. In solidarity, Johanna Wallin, head of communications for The Freedom Theatre

  2. Hello,
    I am writing on behalf of a newly establishing citizen media initiative in
    Bristol. We are aiming to produce an multimedia website and monthly free print edition with content such as a ‘people’s history’, investigations into local authority, employer or Bristol based corporate malpractice, debates, unreported news and innovative info-graphics and interactive mapping features.

    As part of our participatory agenda, we are in the preparatory stages of launching a series of free and open workshops over the weekends of this May.

    These workshops will aim to introduce key themes and skills around the
    basics of journalism, stimulating confidence and interest in this
    initiative among people of varying levels of experience.

    We are looking for facilitators who can work with a diverse crowd
    introducing the basics of article writing, investigations, feature writing
    and research. This could be a one off workshop, or two or three in succession where participants are given homework and feedback.

    We we’re wondering if you would be willing and able to facilitate a session on either local investigations and/or a session focusing on police and courts related issues.

    We are a start up co-operative with limited funds but can come to an
    arrangement for payment. All expenses will be covered as standard.

    if might be interested in this project please can you provide me with an email address so I can attach a document explaining this project in greater detail.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon!

    best wishes,

    Adam

    • Thanks for your comments. You highlight the importance of checking sources and facts, does that relate to anything specific on this site or is it just a random statement? As for objective journalism, I think the writer gets to decide what and how they write about any given subject. It would be extremely naive of anyone to think otherwise. And it’s highly questionable whether objective journalism even exists, I would suggest not, not least because how you perceive any given issue is subjective in itself.

      And I’m sure you’ve heard of blogs, comment and analysis – all of which constitute journalism – and that by their very nature are largely unobjective and to expect them to be would be missing the point. It sounds as if you’re trying to dictate how other people should write, which would be a peculiar thing to do. Of course if there’s a factual error I’m only too happy for you, or anyone, to highlight it and I will look into it.

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