Patrick Ward

Patrick Ward is a freelance journalist based in London. He took a master's degree in Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University, and is an alumni of the Salzburg Academy of Media and Global Change. He was an editor and journalist for Aftershock Nepal, which brought human stories of the aftermath of the 2015 earthquake to a global audience, and a reporter for Project India, focusing on the views of marginalised people during the 2014 Indian general election. Both projects were run by Global BU.

Patrick has also made several independent documentaries focusing on conflict and global justice, including Students Under Occupation (Palestine, 2004), The Road to Gaza (Palestine, 2009) and Rusting Assassins (Vietnam, 2014). He has written for publications including Huffington Post India, Rediff.com and Bookwitty and was previously an editor for Socialist Worker and Socialist Review, and managing editor of London Student newspaper. Patrick currently teaches at the Bournemouth University media school.

Patrick's work focuses primarily on international conflict and crisis issues, and he has reported on the refugee crisis from Calais and Berlin, and previously from refugee camps at the Tunisia-Libya border. He also writes regularly about politics and the media, and the relationship between the two, with a special interest in the UK, US, Middle East and Turkey.


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