ABOUT Angela

Angela Robson is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and film-maker and the founding director and owner of the media production company Pearl Works. She writes for The Guardian, Marie Claire and Le Monde diplomatique and has worked internationally as a film and documentary maker for the BBC, Aljazeera and the Guardian and as a presenter, producer and reporter for BBC Radio 4, the World Service and BBC World, reporting from over fifty countries.

Angela’s awards and nominations include the European Commission’s Natali Lorenzo Prize for Journalism, the Guardian International Development Journalism Prize and the British Media and Environment Prize.

Prior to moving into the media, Angela spent seven years working for Amnesty International where she was the founding editor of their international magazine and project managed Amnesty’s work on FGM. She has worked as a media trainer for a number of charities, research, public sector and corporate agencies and has lectured in journalism and media production at Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University. Angela graduated in English Literature from the University of York and has a Master’s degree in English from the University of Toronto.


Angela Robson: photo by Mike Goldwater