Features, News

Social campaigns for The Economist

Some examples of social campaigns launched on instagram for The Economist Earth Day 2020 Resurfaced the best of The Economist's climate content across Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Created a carousel that focused on the history of climate activism since the first Earth Day in 1970. Click to view the full carousel International Women's Day 2020… Continue reading Social campaigns for The Economist

News, Writing

Governments subsidise fossil fuels to the tune of $427bn a year

Doing away with such handouts is devilishly difficult Written for The Economist, Daily Chart, October 2019 A CRISIS WAS defused in Quito, Ecuador’s capital, on Sunday. After 11 days of mass protests, which left at least seven dead and more than 1,000 injured, President Lenín Moreno’s government agreed not to scrap subsidies on petrol and… Continue reading Governments subsidise fossil fuels to the tune of $427bn a year

Arts

Art and ecology collide at the Venice Biennale

The contemporary art world’s most prestigious event, the 58th Venice Biennale, puts a spotlight on the art of change Written for Tempus Magazine, August 2019 In the Palazzo Ca’Tron, an elegant 16th-century structure on Venice’s Canal Grande, a shoal of blue marlin dance through a turquoise lagoon. Vines spiral around giant trees and, hanging from… Continue reading Art and ecology collide at the Venice Biennale

News, Writing

Indonesia has banned marriage for young girls

But many other countries tolerate or encourage it Written for The Economist, Daily Chart, September 2019 ONE IN FIVE girls marries before reaching adulthood. One in twenty is wed before her fifteenth birthday. In Indonesia, which has the eighth-highest number of child brides in the world according to the UN, the phenomenon should soon be… Continue reading Indonesia has banned marriage for young girls

Travel

This family-friendly Indian Ocean resort has just had a grown-up makeover

Written for inews, January 2020 Hotel review: Club Med La Pointe aux Canonniers, Mauritius Sun-drenched days at La Pointe aux Canonniers offer all you could want from a Mauritian getaway: two pristine beaches, kaleidoscopic coral reefs and more watersports than can be fitted into a week’s stay. The 47-year-old buzzing family resort has undergone a major renovation,… Continue reading This family-friendly Indian Ocean resort has just had a grown-up makeover

Travel, Writing

Santiago’s arty neighbourhood Barrio Yungay proves that Chile’s capital deserves a visit

Written for i Weekend Barrio Yungay’s low-rise, somewhat dilapidated buildings make for an interesting change of scene after the flashy sky-high towers that dominate central Santiago. The street art is an instant give­away that this is an artists’ abode: huge leopards, mythological faces and otherworldly plants dance across breathtaking 100-year-old façades. Laundry slung from curling Beaux-Arts… Continue reading Santiago’s arty neighbourhood Barrio Yungay proves that Chile’s capital deserves a visit