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Hilary Munro

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Full name Hilary Munro
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Socio-economic issues and travel in Egypt and Libya,

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing
Last updated 28-09-2011 18:09


I migrated into journalism after a chance meeting and interesting conversation in an aeroplane bound from Libya in 2009. The result? A year later I moved to Egypt and became editor and writer at Obelisque, a quarterly lifestyle glossy printed in Cairo. Freelance pieces have been printed in The Times, The Corkman, Yachting Monthly, The Chronicle (printed in Cairo).

Living in Cairo with a front seat of the Egyptian Revolution has been good, it is an amazing year to be here experiencing the change in the Middle East.

After a long break bringing up three children, I co-founded the Western Academy of Beijing, China in 1994 and finished an OU MBA in 1999. A move to Almaty, Kazakhstan in 1998 gave the opportunity to cut my teeth in publishing with a Russian lifestyle magazine and start up two successful major retail events. Finding that I enjoyed the print process, I became editor of a local magazine when I moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2002.

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