Declan Walsh

Declan Walsh is an Irish journalist who is the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times. His first job was at The Sunday Business Post, where he won an Irish national media award for his reports on homelessness and drug addiction. From 1999 he lived in Kenya, covering Sub-Saharan Africa for the Independent of London and The Irish Times. He joined The Guardian in 2004 and moved to Islamabad, covering Pakistan and Afghanistan, before switching to The New York Times in 2011. The Pakistani authorities expelled Declan in 2013, citing unspecified “undesirable behaviour”. During his posting in Cairo, he has reported on the murder of the Italian student Giulio Regeni, the Qatar crisis, Sisi’s Egypt, the siege of Aleppo and the battle for Sirte, and most recently on the looming famine in Yemen. He has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize.