I am a foreign affairs journalist, writing about the Middle East for Newsweek. My work has been published both online and in print and I have reported for Newsweek from Nice after the ISIS-claimed truck attack, London after the ISIS-claimed car-ramming and knife attack, Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Nicaragua, Barack Obama’s town hall in London and even Wembley Stadium.
I have obtained a number of exclusives, including arranging a deal with a Libyan smuggler to take two Sudanese migrants across the Mediterranean to Italy; a profile of the first victim in the Nice attack, Muslim grandmother Fatima Charrihi; the first interview with the co-pilot of the hijacked EgyptAir flight MS181 on his ordeal and Aylan Kurdi’s mother revealing her family’s destination in final phone call.
Some of my interviews include Turkey’s most prominent Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas, former ISIS hostage Daniel Rye on his captivity, Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris about his refugee island proposal, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog ahead of the country’s 2015 election.
I have covered numerous global breaking news stories, and obtained opinion pieces from influential figures such as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, both HDP co-chairs Figen Yuksekdag and Selahattin Demirtas, PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat and wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.
I have received nominations for Digital Journalist of the Year at the Association of Online Publishers’ (AOP) Digital Publishing Awards 2016 and the 2017 MHP Young Journalist Awards: 30 To Watch.
For more information contact: j.moore [at] newsweek [dot] com.