Hugh Miles

Hugh Miles

Hugh Miles is an award-winning investigative journalist specialising in the Middle East and North Africa. He has worked for a wide variety of media including the BBC, CNN, New York Times, Al Jazeera, the Guardian, the Telegraph, Independent, Foreign Policy, London Review of Books, Mirror, Express, Sun, Mail and more. He has written and produced for BBC Radio 4, and produced TV documentaries for Al Jazeera English in Egypt and Libya. In 2000 he was chosen as The Times / Sky News Young Journalist of the Year.

His work has appeared on the front pages of many newspapers and been translated into several languages. In 2015 Hugh broke the news that a senior Saudi prince was calling for regime change in Riyadh, a story that went around the world. In 2016 Hugh exposed the Saudi government's secret programme to kidnap Saudi defectors and dissidents living in Europe. He produced the BBC documentary "Kidnapped! Saudi Princes" (Sept 2017) and was on the production team of the BBC 2 series "House of Saud - Family at War" (Jan 2018). In 2018 Hugh's investigation into the Saudi purge in the Riyadh Ritz was broadcast on BBC Newsnight and lead to the immediate release of Prince Walid bin Talal.

Hugh is the author of two books, Al Jazeera: How Arab TV News Challenged the World (published Jan 2005, First Prize 2006 Grand Prix du Livre des Dirigeants Catégorie Livre d’investigation) and Playing Cards in Cairo (April 2008). He has contributed to several more: Les Arabes parlent aux Arabes: La révolution de l'information dans le monde arabe (May 2009), Al Manakh 2: Export Gulf (April 2010), Revolution in the Arab World (Feb 2011, #1 Kindle Bestseller about the Middle East), National Broadcasting and State Policy in Arab Countries (Jan 2013), The Future of the Middle East - an e-book from Global Policy and Arab Digest (October 2017).

Since 2005 Hugh has been a Contributing Editor of the American University in Cairo’s media journal.  In 2014 he received an honourable mention in the Young Stationers' Prize, awarded for achievement and promise in journalism and publishing.

He is the Secretary of the MEBCS, an Egyptian NGO that oversees the Maadi British International School which is the leading primary school in Egypt.

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