Charlie is a British journalist writing for The Times. She has been based in Afghanistan since November 2020 and was one of the few journalists to remain on the ground as the republic government collapsed and the Taliban seized control of Kabul in August. Prior to this, she was located in Jordan for two years, having also spent a year 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 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.