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Will Brown is the West Africa Correspondent for The Economist Newspaper based in Dakar, Senegal.

Personal contact: willbrownjourno[at]gmail[.]com

In the past he contributed to Al Jazeera, The Guardian, VICE News, The Times, The Spectator, The New Statesman: City Metric,, The World in 2018, the New Internationalist, News Deeply and Marie Claire, among others. He has also spoken on Sky News, worked for the British Council in New Delhi and researched sex trafficking in India for the BBC. 


  • Shortlisted for The Times' Richard Beeston Bursary 2017, an award for young foreign affairs journalists.
  • Included in Al Jazeera's best photos of 2016. 
  • Shoot the Frame international portrait award, May 2017. 
  • The Times - Young Journalists' Academy writing competition, 2011. 




 Skills and Qualifications

Trained by the Press Association in London. NCTJ Diploma in News Reporting. 

First Class degree in History (GPA 4.0) from the University of Manchester.

Member of the International Federation of Journalists.

Fully accredited by the UK's National Union of Journalists.

HEFAT Trained.

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