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. His reporting on Saudi Arabia has appeared on the front pages of the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent and New York Times and he has written, produced and presented both radio and TV programmes for the BBC and Al Jazeera. 

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. In September 2017 Hugh produced the BBC TV documentary "Kidnapped! Saudi Princes". In January 2018 Hugh was Specialist Producer on the critically acclaimed BBC 2 series "House of Saud - Family at War". In October 2018 he was one of a team of journalists who made the BBC fast turnaround documentary "Saudi Crown Prince on Trial" about the fallout from the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Hugh has also worked with the BBC Newsnight team on investigations in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. He has written and produced for BBC Radio 4 and for Al Jazeera. In 2000 he was chosen as The Times / Sky News Young Journalist of the Year.

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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