About and contact


“A star of true and honourable journalism” — Abdel Bari Atwan

Wicked investigative reporting” — Ali Abunimah

Troublemaker” — Rachel Shabi (it was a compliment).

Asa Winstanley is an investigative journalist living in London who writes about Palestine and the Middle East. He has been visiting Palestine since 2004 and is originally from south Wales.

He writes for the award-winning Palestinian news site The Electronic Intifada where he is an associate editor (longer features and reviews are here). He writes a weekly column for the Middle East Monitor.

He’s also been published in: Al-Akhbar English (Lebanon), The National, Ceasefire Magazine, New Left ProjectJerusalem Media and Communications Centre, the Morning Star and Freedom.

Along with Frank Barat, he 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.

He is a member of the London Freelance Branch of the National Union of Journalists.

Contact details

To send information, commission an article, request a media appearance or anything else, email Asa on: mail@asawinstanley.com. Twitter: @AsaWinstanley.

PGP public key can be found here. Here is is a decent-looking guide on how to use email encryption. German newspaper Der Spiegel has some good general tips on leaking in a secure way.

Asa’s Scribd account, used to publish certain documents — a useful tool for buttressing articles with source documentation.

Asa can’t promise to reply to all emails, but does appreciate all tips and leads, and will reply to any he uses.


Asa Winstanley first went to Palestine at the end of 2004 and worked in the occupied West Bank until 2007. He visits regularly. Among other things, he wrote for and was an editor at the late Palestine Times, the first Palestinian English-language daily newspaper published in the occupied West Bank.

About this website

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.

Some of my critics

I’m a journalist, you’re a propagandist” — Paul Martin, BBC Newsnight “correspondent”

“Your story was opportunistic, insensitive, ill informed and lazy. Your other stuff, even when I don’t agree, is usually thorough”Jon Donnison, the BBC’s former West Bank and Gaza 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

3 Responses to About and contact

  1. Muhon Haris

    Please can you remind me closer to time when your book comes out


  2. Eugene Egan

    Keep up the great work, you put those journalists in the mass media to shame!

  3. graham matthews

    Encouraged by your efforts and I support you. Every voice that speaks a truth needs to be heard.

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