Jonathan Fryer is a freelance writer, lecturer and broadcaster living in the London borough of Tower Hamlets. For eight years he was based in Brussels covering the EU institutions and NATO, before returning to London to work at BBC World Service radio in Bush House, writing current affairs scripts and making radio documentaries, mainly in the Middle East and Latin America. He still contributes to BBC Radio 4’s popular From Our Own Correspondent programme as well as writing occasionally for the Guardian and other print publications.
An Oxford University graduate in Oriental Studies, since 1993 he has taught a course in cultural expression at SOAS, London University, and he is a regular pundit on international affairs for half a dozen Middle Eastern TV channels. For the past six years he has also been a Non-Executive Director of the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS), which distributes annually around £35 million in secondary royalties to writers, as well as lobbying on matters such as the European Copyright Directive.
A former Chair of London Liberal Democrats, Jonathan is currently the Liberal Democrats Brexit spokesperson for London. He served one term as a Bromley Borough Councillor and has stood several times for the UK and European parliaments. He now sits on the LibDems’ Federal International Relations Committee. For many years he has been an elected member of the Council or European Liberal Democrats (ALDE, formerly ELDR) and he is one of the Liberal Democrats’ two elected members of the Executive of (worldwide) Liberal International.
Jonathan is the author of 15 books of history, biography and memoir, including Brussels as Seen by Naif Artists and Soho in the Fifties and Sixties, some of which are translated into French, German, Dutch, Romanian, Arabic and Hebrew. He is currently working on a book about life in Brussels in the 1970s.
|Facebook:||@Jonathan Fryer 4 Europe|