More about Asa Winstanley

“A star of true and honourable journalism” — Abdel Bari Atwan, iconic Palestinian journalist

“An excellent journalist speaking out about Israeli crimes against Palestinians” — Hala Jaber, former senior Sunday Times correspondent

“Essential reporting” — Max Blumenthal, editor of The Grayzone

One of the UK’s top investigative reporters” — Matt Kennard, author of Irregular Army and The Racket

Originally from south Wales, Asa Winstanley first travelled to Palestine at the end of 2004, volunteering with the human rights defenders of the International Solidarity Movement. He ending up working and volunteering in the occupied West Bank until 2007 and has returned many times since.

He was media coordinator for the ISM and later wrote for and was an editor at the late Palestine Times, the first Palestinian English-language daily newspaper published in the occupied West Bank.

He has been writing for The Electronic Intifada since 2009 and has been an associate editor there since 2012.

ISM activist Asa Winstanley dodging an Israeli army sound grenade in Bil’in village circa 2006.

His expertise means he is often in demand and he regularly appears on other podcasts and YouTube channels, including: BreakThrough News, The Jimmy Dore Show, By Any Means Necessary, Unauthorized Disclosure, The East is a Podcast, Multipolarista, Not the Andrew Marr Show, Red Line TV and Palestine Declassified.

He’s written for many other publications over the years, including Declassified UK, Middle East Monitor, Al-Akhbar English (Lebanon), Middle East EyeThe National, JacobinCeasefire Magazine, New Left Project, the Jerusalem Media and Communications Centre, the Morning Star and Freedom.

He wrote a chapter in the book Israel and Gaza: Behind the Media Veil, published by MEMO in 2014. Along with Frank Barat, he was the editor of Corporate Complicity in Israel’s Occupation (Pluto Press, 2011) a collection of written and spoken evidence from the London session of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.

He is a member of the National Union of Journalists.