Phil’s interest in writing started with a scurrilous school newspaper. He then infrequently contributed to the student newspaper of Nottingham University, where he studied maths.
After finishing his studies he got a job writing books on the global media industry, before switching to journalism, first writing about internet technology in business and government, then switching to finance in society. He was one of the founders of VoxPolitics, a pioneering initiative to chart the use of the internet in democracy and political campaigning.
He is currently a correspondent for SE Europe. His eclectic output has featured in media including the BBC, CBC, Economist, Telegraph, Observer, POLITICO and Al Jazeera, and far-flung titles, like the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and ニューズウィーク (Japanese Newsweek). In 2002 he founded Clear Profit, a pioneering title on responsible investment.
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