Charlie is an independent journalist and photographer currently based in Afghanistan. Prior to this, she was located in Jordan for two years, having spent 12 months in Turkey where she was based in Istanbul but regularly travelled all around the country – from the Black Sea Coast to the border of Syria.
Her current work focuses on conflict, migration, economics, human rights, gender issues, the environment and culture. Although she has so far worked predominantly across the Middle East, she has also spent time in Greece where she reported on the migrant crisis, and in Hong Kong during the 2019 protests. Her bylines include 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.