Charlie is an independent journalist and photographer who has been based in Afghanistan since the end of 2020. Prior to this, she was located in Jordan for two years, having previously spent 12 months in Turkey where she lived in Istanbul but regularly travelled all around the country – from the Black Sea Coast to the border of Syria. Charlie has spent time in Greece where she reported on the migrant crisis, and in Hong Kong during the 2019 protests. She has also reported from Iraq and Palestine.
Her current work focuses on conflict, migration, economics, human rights, gender issues, the environment and culture. Her bylines include TIME Magazine, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Al Jazeera, The National and Middle East Eye, as well as podcast pieces for BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent. She speaks conversational Turkish and Arabic, and is studying Dari.
Following an NCTJ-certified Journalism degree in the UK, she covered local news for two years before progressing to the role of news editor at a national, business-focussed magazine in London.