Iona Craig is a multi-award-wining British-Irish independent journalist. She was previously based in Sana’a from 2010 to 2015 as The Times (of London) Yemen correspondent. Her work has appeared in more than twenty publications worldwide and her footage and pictures have been used by multiple television channels across the globe. She has also done regular radio reporting for the BBC and Irish broadcaster, RTÉ.
Iona has won five awards for her work from Yemen. In 2016 her reporting on the country’s conflict won the Orwell Prize for journalism, the UK’s most prestigious prize for political writing, having previously won the 2014 Martha Gellhorn Prize – the leading investigative journalism award in Britain – for her reporting on America’s covert war in Yemen. She has also reported from Turkey, Lebanon, Washington DC and the Occupied Territories.