Afua Hirsch is a journalist, barrister and the Social Affairs and Education Editor at Sky News; presenting Sky News World News on Sunrise, and as Social Affairs Editor, reporting on issues ranging from radicalisation to immigration.
Prior to that, Afua was the Foreign Correspondent for The Guardian, establishing the paper's West African bureau and covering the war in Mali. She was also the newspaper’s legal affairs correspondent in the UK, where she also headed The Guardian Law website.
After gaining a degree in politics at the University of Oxford, and a law degree, Afua became a barrister practising human rights law in criminal defence, public and international law before turning her focus to journalism. She still regularly writes for the Guardian and Observer newspapers, hosts corporate awards ceremonies and conferences, and delivers keynote speeches on diversity, social justice and the media.
Her first authored book, released in 2018, Brit(ish): On Race, Identity And Belonging was awarded a Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize for Non-Fiction.
As a journalist and barrister, Afua Hirsch couldn’t be more comfortable than when she is speaking on topics that she is both knowledgeable and passionate.
She frequently gives keynote speeches on current affairs, the media, the importance of diversity and inclusion and justice. She is also highly in-demand for facilitating conferences, seminars and plenary sessions.
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