Stefan Simanowitz

A London-based writer, broadcaster and journalist, Stefan Simanowitz writes for publications in the UK and around the world including the: Guardian, Independent, Financial Times, Washington Times, Global Post, Huffington Post, New Statesman, In These Times, New Internationalist, Prospect, Lancet,, Contemporary Review, Mail & Guardian.

He has a background in policy, political strategy and international human rights law and has worked for the European Commission, Liberty and the ANC during South Africa’s first democratic election campaign. He has reported from mass graves in Somaliland and Indonesia, prisons in Cameroon and South Africa, refugee camps in the Sahara desert and he writes on all aspects of global politics. He also has an interest in culture and travel, writing reviews on music, literature, film and theatre and taking photographs to accompany his reviews and reportage.

Twitter @StefSimanowitz

While the hunger strike may have made its greatest political gains in the 20th century helping to expose injustice, overturn prejudice and even overthrow empires, the release of Palestinian footballer Mahmoud Sarsak earlier this month, after a 95-day hunger strike, demonstrates this ancient form of protest has lost none of its power. Indeed, in the digital age, the hunger strike is finding new influence.

Royal Wedding article from Al Jazeera’s wedding correspondent

Burqa Ban: Islamophobia verses the Enlightenment

FiSahara: British film industry at Sahara refugee film festival

Gaddafi regime’s “last stand” mentality

Contingency plans to protect civilians in Libya

Can the US allow democracy to take root in Egypt’s shifting sands?

Spain: Nobel Prize nominee dying for freedom

Bush Diaries Found in the Back of New York Cab!

Seckou Keita Quintet – Gig Review

British MP’s “running out of patience” on Western Sahara situation

Obama’s Foreign Policy: Reaping the Fruit of Patient Diplomacy?

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