By Eritrea Embassy Media,
Mary Harper, BBC Africa Editor, recently provided insightful presentation, sharing her experiences and observations about Eritrea. She is the Africa Editor at the BBC World Service and has reported on Africa for the past twenty years with a special interest in the Horn of Africa, reporting frequently from the region.
Mary Harper is also the author of “Getting Somalia Wrong?: Faith, War and Hope in a Shattered State” (Zed Books) and is writing another book about the Islamist group Al Shabaab.
She has reported from many other parts of Africa, including Nigeria, Congo, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Algeria.
Ms Harper often contributes to academic journals and writes for publications including The Economist, Granta, The Guardian, The Times and The Washington Post.
Possessing years of journalistic experience, Harper’s coverage of Eritrea last year has been a reinvigorating breath of fresh air; she avoids the tired clichés, nauseating stereotypes, and longstanding assumptions and distortions to provide an accurate, contextualized, more reliable account of Eritrea.