About

I’m currently Lead Writer on Violence Prevention at Apolitical, a policy platform covering innovative solutions to problems facing governments across the world. I work with the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, an inter-agency collaboration comprised of UNICEF, WHO, PAHO and others to eradicate violence against kids by 2030. I write features, case studies, profiles and longreads on everything from the murder epidemic in Central America to feminist self-defence classes in Nairobi.

I’m also a freelance journalist. I’ve worked in-house at the BBC, Wallpaper* and The Week, and freelanced for Newsweek, The Guardian, The Independent, i News, Prospect, Dazed, i-D, TANK, and others. In the summer of 2017, I was awarded the Peter Kirk Scholarship. I spent the summer reporting on political violence from the G20 “riots” to anti-fascism in Athens. I’m interested in power, violence and irregular conflict. My portfolio can be found here.

In a past life, I graduated from Oxford with a First Class Honours in English Literature and French and received a Distinction in the Intellectual History and Political Thought MPhil at Cambridge.

For a CV check my LinkedIn. For unmissable tweets and scorching takes, see my Twitter.

Writing, editing and translation enquiries should be addressed to edward.siddons@gmail.com.

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