Michael Peel

Legal Correspondent, Financial Times

Since May 2006, Michael is the Legal Correspondent, Financial Times, covering a wide range of areas, including fraud and corruption. From January to March 2006, Michael held a press fellowship at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, where Michael worked on a book about Nigeria. From March 2005 to 2006, he was Associate fellow, Chatham House, and a freelance journalist. Michael wrote public briefing papers for Chatham House on subjects such as Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta. From May 2002 to March 2005, Michael held the position of West Africa correspondent, Financial Times. Michael was based in Nigeria and covered many countries in the surrounding region. Notable assignments included the civil wars in Liberia and Ivory Coast, Nigeria's controversial 2003 elections and the alleged Equatorial Guinea coup plot and its aftermath. Michael has also reported from Togo, Cameroon, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Ghana. Freelance work: Michael contributed to the London Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement, Prospect, Christian Science Monitor, The New Republic, New Internationalist and BBC Radio. In 2000 Michael won a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust travelling fellowship to examine environmental and developmental issues in less industrialised countries. Michael was educated at Trinity College, University of Oxford, where he received a BA (first class) in chemistry.

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