Will Brown is the West Africa Correspondent for The Economist Newspaper based in Dakar, Senegal. He is HEFAT trained and has reported in eleven countries.
He has done work for a dozen major outlets including The Guardian, VICE News, Al Jazeera and the BBC, as well as spoken live on Sky News. He still writes occasionally for other titles.
He was trained by the Press Association in London and has a First Class degree in History from the University of Manchester. He specialised in women's rights and secularism in modern India.
Will was raised in South London. He started his journalism career at 17 when he won an award from The Times for a blog on youth protest movements in the Middle East. He worked for the British Council in Uttar Pradesh before leaving his job to research sex trafficking networks in Delhi. He then turned to journalism full-time.
In 2017 he was shortlisted for The Times' Richard Beeston Award for young foreign correspondents. Shortly after in late 2017 he was offered a job at The Economist.