Mirren Gidda is a former Newsweek staff writer turned freelance journalist. As one of Newsweek‘s youngest employees, she wrote regularly for the magazine on conflict, terrorism and human rights issues with her articles appearing on the cover multiple times.

For Newsweek, she reported from Washington D.C., Munich, Nice and Cork, and covered terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels. In 2016, her reporting was nominated for the One World Media awards’ New Voice Award and the Press Gazette Awards’ New Journalist of the Year award.

Prior to joining Newsweek, Mirren worked for TIME magazine and the BBC. She prefers organisation over organization but color over colour.

Mirren left Newsweek in July 2017 to present an episode of Channel 4’s award-winning documentary series, Unreported World. She’s currently getting to grips with working from home and studying for a master’s in Terrorism, Security and Society. She’s available for commissions and media appearances.