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BIOGRAPHY

Born in 1978, Adam is a freelance journalist working mostly in the Middle East. He is currently France 24’s English Channel correspondent in Beirut.

During the Syrian Conflict, he filmed news packages that aired on CNN and France 24 from Homs, Idlib and Aleppo Provinces and his documentary “The Revolution is Being Televised”, which follows a group of media activists inside the Syrian Revolution, aired on Al Jazeera. The film was a finalist in the features category of both the Rory Peck Awards and the Bayeux Calvados Awards.

In 2011 he shot a short documentary on what Afghans from Helmand Province understood about 9/11. Entitled “Have you heard of 9/11?” short edits of the film were played as news features by a number of broadcasters.

Other stories he has covered include: Gaza Disengagement (2005); Reconciliation in Northern Uganda (2006), where he took rare pictures of Joseph Kony, head of the Lord’s Resistance Army and Africa’s most wanted man at the time; the Nahr al Bared (2007) and May 2008 conflicts in Lebanon; Kurdish PKK guerrillas in Northern Iraq (2005); reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and the heroin trade between Afghanistan and Europe (2010 & 2011); the suppression of President Morsi’s supporters in Cairo (2013); the immediate aftermath and refugee crisis in Kurdish Northern Iraq following the fall of Mosul to ISIS (2014); and the plight of the Yizidi community on Mt Sinjar under threat of genocide from ISIS (2014).

Adam studied Physics at Manchester University, graduating with First Class Honours. He has an MPhil in Financial Engineering from Cambridge University and began his career working for a management consultancy firm in London, before studying the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication. He has also worked as an Analyst for the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan.