Will Brown is the West Africa Correspondent for The Economist Newspaper.

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

He is based in Dakar. Previously he was based in New Delhi and London. 

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  • 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. Thesis: Women's rights and secularism in modern India.
  • Member of the International Federation of Journalists.
  • Fully accredited by the UK's National Union of Journalists.
  • HEFAT Trained. 

Reporting, features, foreign investigations, hostile environments, first aid, photojournalism, shorthand, video journalism, in-depth research, editing and production, mobile journalism, social media, reviews, oral histories, digital storytelling.