Emma Hogan is South-East Asia correspondent for The Economist, covering politics, social affairs, business and finance in the region. Prior to this she was Europe correspondent and Deputy Europe Editor, travelling across the continent to write about politics and social affairs in the EU. In this role she had a particular focus on the 2015 refugee crisis: spending time in camps in Greece, Croatia and Germany; talking to people-smugglers in Turkey; and spending five days on a migrant rescue boat off the coast of Libya, which along with an article in print was documented in an online diary and three short videos which she filmed using a portable camera onboard (watch them on YouTube here: 1 2 3). She has also written about the illegal drug market, looking at the rise of new psychoactive substances and writing an 1843 cover story on why Silicon Valley’s avant-garde are turning to microdosing LSD.
Emma has appeared regularly on the BBC, CNN, CNBC and Sky News, and has spoken on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and LBC Radio, among others. She has also written for The Financial Times, The Daily Beast, the New Statesman, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Telegraph. In 2012 she was one of the judges for the Forward Prize for poetry. She graduated from Cambridge University in 2010 and completed an MPhil the following year.