Charlie is a British journalist reporting for The Times, currently in Pakistan. She has been based in Afghanistan since November 2020 and was one of the few journalists to remain on the ground as the Islamic Republic government collapsed and the Taliban seized control of Kabul in August 2021.
Previously, she was based in Jordan and Turkey. She has covered the war in Ukraine, the migrant crisis in Greece, and the 2019 Hong Kong protests, as well as reporting from Northern Iraq and Palestine.
Her current work focuses on conflict, migration, economics, human rights, gender issues, the environment and culture. Her bylines include VICE, TIME Magazine, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, The Independent, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Al Jazeera, The National and Middle East Eye. She has had video packages published by SBS World News and Nederlandse Omroep Stichting, as well as writing and recording 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 in Slough for two years before progressing to the role of news editor at a national, business-focussed magazine in London.