Bel Trew is a Jerusalem-based Middle East and North Africa reporter for The Times (of London) and a freelance broadcast journalist. Until her recent move, she had spent seven years in Cairo. She has reported on the region since the 2011 Arab Spring, covering multiple conflicts from Libya to Syria.
She has worked in print, television and radio with the The Times and The Sunday Times, BBC TV & Radio, France 24, The Daily Beast, Foreign Policy, New Statesman, Huffington Post, RTE and Tatler among others. Her work and investigations from the charity rescue boats in the Mediterranean, the battle against Isis in Libya and Egypt’s infamous prisons made her a finalist in the One World Media awards in 2017.