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Chris Brazier

Once a writer for the rock music weekly Melody Maker (1977-80), Chris Brazier has been a co-editor of New Internationalist magazine since 1984. He has covered myriad subjects from masculinity to maternal mortality, Panafricanism to the paranormal, and has edited country issues on South Africa, Burkina Faso, Western Sahara, Bangladesh, Iran, China and Vietnam. He edits the country profile section of the magazine as well as its puzzle page. Since 2010 he has focused primarily on commissioning and editing New Internationalist’s books and other publications. He has also written regularly for UNICEF’s annual The State of the World’s Children report since 1997.

Chris is the author of Vietnam: The Price of Peace (Oxfam, 1992), The No-Nonsense Guide to World History (2001, 2006 & 2010) and Trigger Issues: Football (2007). He also compiled the New Internationalist anthologies Raging Against the Machine (2003) and Brief Histories of Almost Anything (2008).

Chris Brazier is known as @chrisbrazier24 on Twitter

Articles by Chris Brazier

Dejected Labour party members after a disasterous UK General Election
Chris Brazier tries to see beyond the wreckage of the UK’s 2019 election.
Shahidul Alam
Bangladeshi police have abducted renowned photographer Shahidul Alam. Chris Brazier explains what Alam's detention means and...
In the wake of the election results, Chris Brazier reflects on a momentous night in British politics.
Chris Brazier recalls an encounter with the Sinn Fein leader in the days when his voice was still banned from being broadcast in...
Chris Brazier's full interview with François Moné, the village's latest Chief.
Chris Brazier returns to the village in Burkina Faso that he has visited every 10 years since helping to make a film there in...
How the village has grown - and some facts about how things have changed.
A photographic account of changes over the years in: housing; water; education; health; sanitation; food and farming;...
Former military pilot François Moné has taken on the traditional role of Chief. He explains how he is using this to pursue the...
The latest instalment in the lives of Adama, his four co-wives and their 26 children.
When rich and poor worlds collide, money is inevitably a problem.
Mariama’s sons are all trying to make their way in the wider world. But how do you explain to Africans that the rich world is now...

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