“Wicked investigative reporting” — Ali Abunimah
“Truly a writing machine” — Maureen Murphy, The Electronic Intifada.
“Troublemaker” — Rachel Shabi (it was a compliment).
I am an investigative journalist living in London who writes about Palestine and the Middle East. I have been visiting Palestine since 2004.
I write for award-winning Palestinian news site The Electronic Intifada (longer features and reviews are here) where I am an associate editor. I also write regular opinion and analysis pieces for the Middle East Monitor.
I have also been published in: Al-Akhbar English (Lebanon), The National, Ceasefire Magazine, New Left Project, Jerusalem Media and Communications Centre, the Morning Star and Freedom. I am a member of the London Freelance Branch of the National Union of Journalists.
Along with Frank Barat, I was the editor of Corporate Complicity in Israel’s Occupation (Pluto Press) a collection of written and spoken evidence from the London session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.
To send me a tip, commission an article, request a media appearance or anything else, my email is: . You can also reach me on Twitter: @AsaWinstanley. Email me for Skype details or phone numbers. I can’t promise to reply to all emails, but do appreciate all tips and leads, and will reply to any I use.
With mass surveillance on the internet, encryption is important. If you need to email me something that requires it, use my PGP public key, which you can find here.
I first went to Palestine at the end of 2004 and worked in the occupied West Bank until 2007. I go back as often as possible. Among other things I wrote for and was an editor at the late Palestine Times, the first Palestinian English-language daily newspaper published in the occupied West Bank.
Examples of my scoops
- In 2012, I broke the story of Paul Martin, a freelance BBC journalist who used multiple names and used fabricated information in some of his stories for The Washington Times.
- In December 2011 I broke the story of how the CST, a charity established to combat anti-Semitism in the UK, secretly denounced anti-Zionist Jewish activists to the government. I also published an allegation that CST volunteers are trained in self-defence by the Mossad. The CST has to date refused to deny the story.
- In 2011-12 I closely followed the case of Raed Salah, the Palestinian religious leader and political activist arrested in strange circumstances in the UK. I reported from court, and broke the story of how the Israel lobby, the British government and the Israeli government plotted to have the Sheikh banned from the UK.
- In 2010 I exclusively revealed the leaked documents that showed the Palestinian Authority tried and failed to undermine Turkey’s push for a UN Human Rights Council investigation into Israel’s deadly attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
About this website
I use this site to archive all my published articles. Everything posted here is protected by copyright, unless otherwise mentioned. You must contact me before republishing some of my work. It is fine to post a short extract (three paragraphs) as long as you credit both me and the original publication, and link to the original article.
I have a Scribd account, which I use to publish certain documents. I find this a useful tool for buttressing my articles with source documentation.
“I’m a journalist, you’re a propagandist” — Paul Martin, BBC Newsnight “correspondent”
Among “some of Britain’s worst extremists” — Anonymous blogger at Harry’s Place
“Lies and distortions in practically every sentence… a hit in anti-Israel circles… [has] links to terror-enabling organisations” — Anonymous blogger at CiF Watch