Hugh is an award-winning freelance journalist who contributes regularly to many different magazines and newspapers.
His articles have covered a wide variety for topics, ranging from terrorism and the Arab media, to politics, palaeontology and the London property market.
In 2000 he was selected as The Times / Sky News Young Journalist of the Year.
Besides writing, Hugh has worked as a fixer for British newspapers in Egypt, including the Sun, the Daily Mail, the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror. From 2004 - 2006 he worked as the Telegraph newspaper's stringer in Cairo.
Before he became a freelancer, Hugh worked as editorial assistant at the Irish News of the World in Dublin, and then as Nightlife Editor for Time Out Paris. He began his freelance career working for Sky News in London and in 2005 made his debut writing and presenting for BBC Radio 4.
Hugh is the contributing editor of Arab Media and Society (formerly Transnational Broadcasting Studies), a media journal published by the American University in Cairo's Centre for Television Journalism.