Andrew Connelly

Contact Details

andrew@matchbox.media

UK: +44 (0)7885537861

Profession

JOURNALIST

Current Location

Athens, Greece

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http://andrewconnelly.matchbox.media

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Andrew Connelly

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Andrew Connelly is a British writer and broadcast journalist currently based in Athens, Greece.

After studying International Relations and Contemporary European Studies at the University of Sussex and Charles University, Prague, he interned for local and national newspapers whilst completing his professional journalism training.

In the last three years he has lurked and wandered around lesser-explored corners of central and eastern Europe, and neighbouring regions. Some notable topics have included: monitoring tensions between Russia and Georgia on the boundary of South Ossetia, documenting khat use amongst Somali communities in London, covering the Eurovision Song Contest in Azerbaijan, travelling across Scotland during the independence referendum and attending the centennial commemoration of the Armenian genocide in Yerevan.

Since summer 2015 he has been reporting on Europe's border crisis in relation to the refugee exodus, which has taken him to smuggling hostpots on the Turkish coast, the lifejacket-strewn Greek island of Lesbos, the train tracks of Macedonia, the cornfields of Croatia, tear gas on the Serbian border, sneaking into Hungary through the forests by starlight and listening to Syrian jazz in the bars of Berlin.

His written work has featured in Vice News, Al Jazeera, IRIN News, Politico (US and Europe), The Independent, Global Post and others; he does live interviews and makes radio reports for Radio France International (RFI) and Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTE) and has commented on BBC World Service, Sky News and Channel 4 News.

He was once introuced on the BBC as a friend of Kim Kardashian (mistakenly).