Tom joined the Ethical Journalism Network in December 2015 shortly before the publication of the EJN’s international review of how media cover migration – Moving Stories. Prior to joining the EJN Tom worked as a freelance journalist specialising in covering Sudan and South Sudan, writing for websites including Al Jazeera and VICE magazine and appearing as a commentator and analyst, on BBC radio and television as well as other broadcasters.
From 2010 to 2014 Tom was the associate editor of Sudan Tribune, a leading news website on Sudan and South Sudan. His previous experience in Sudan includes; being part of the team of journalists that founded The Juba Post – an independent newspaper for South Sudan; working as a researcher for UNICEF; and as information officer at SIHA Network – an East African women’s rights group.
From March 2014 until November 2015 was the Head of Communications of Childreach International, leading the child rights organisation’s Taught Not Trafficked campaign in collaboration with SOLD, a feature film about child trafficking from Nepal to India.