Dr Myriam Francois is a journalist and broadcaster with a focus on current affairs, France and the Middle East.
Based in London, Myriam is a news correspondent for TRTWorld where she covers European affairs. She has previously worked as a producer at Al Jazeera on Head to Head and a correspondent for the Huffington post where she broke an exclusive story on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of 9/11.
Myriam is the presenter of BBC One Documentary A Deadly Warning: Srebrenica Revisited (2015), nominated for the Sanford Saint Martin awards for religious programming, and The Muslim Pound– the most watched religion programme on BBC iPlayer in 2016.
She is a regular contributor to current affair discussion programmes on both TV, print and radio, including programmes such as Newsnight (BBC Two), The Big Questions (BBC One), Sky News and Channel 4 News. She is a columnist for the New Statesman and Middle East Eye and her work has been featured in the Guardian, the Telegraph, the Independent, CNN and others.
Myriam has a BA in Social and Political Sciences from Cambridge University, an MA in Arab Studies (Honours), specialising in Middle East politics, from Georgetown University, and a PhD from Oxford University. She has lectured at universities worldwide including Harvard, Birmingham, Luther College and Kingston.
Myriam is a Research Associate at the Centre of Islamic Studies (CIS) at SOAS University, where her research focuses on British Muslim integration issues.
In 2016 Friends of Europe announced Myriam as one of Class of 2017’s European Young Leaders.
RT: and to honour their lives we should be making sure that our society is as equal, cohesive and damn successful as we can make it.
RT: and therefore warrants a mass response. It doesn't. We should pay our respects to the injured, the dead and their families
RT: 4) We need to stop acting like every stupid-inspired thing someone does is an attack on "our way of life", our "freedom" or our "democracy"