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Alice Johnson

Alice Johnson is a British writer, editor and multimedia journalist, based in Dubai. During her three-year tenure as a reporter for Gulf News, Alice travelled the Middle East reporting for print, online and video – both in front and behind the camera.

She started her career in London, UK, where she worked as a sub-editor, production editor and editor. Alice has handled the print production process of several substantial magazines and supplements – from feature writing to final print stages. She has a keen eye for detail and is known as one of the most thorough editors in the UAE. She also worked as Deputy UAE Editor at the aforementioned daily newspaper, planning news, pages and editing copy to extremely tight hourly deadlines. She is a trained videographer and video editor and has shot to tight deadlines, as well as under trying circumstances in Afghanistan.

She also interviewed significant political players (David Cameron, William Hague and Liam Fox) and best-selling authors including Margaret Atwood, Martin Amis and Vikas Swarup (of Slumdog Millionaire fame) and has broken worldwide exclusives.

With more than 10 years experience in the industry, she has invaluable in-depth knowledge of editorial requirements.

Alice is available for copywriting, editing, feature/news/interview commissions, videography, video editing and print production work.

ARTICLES BY: ALICE JOHNSON
Oldest Qur’an in the world discovered
Issue 126
FEATURE
In the middle of a low-lit, quiet, temperature-controlled room at the University of Birmingham (UOB), England, stands a glass case. What’s being displayed is re...Read more
Going Global
Issue 126
FEATURE
Rasha Al Dhanhani doesn’t do things half-heartedly. Back in 2009 she opened the first PappaRoti café in Dubai Mall. Today, she manages 400 franchised outlets in...Read more
A Classical Lifestyle
Issue 119
THE ARTS
Alia Al Neyadi is the UAE’s highest profile ballerina. She explains to Alice Johnson that it has taken gruelling dedication to achieve her goals.Read more
Educating “Little Moslems”
Issue 114
LITERATURE
Mennah Ibrahim has put a 21st spin on Islam with her Little Moslems series of children’s books. She tells Alice Johnson what inspired her to write the series.Read more
The Louvre Abu Dhabi: A history of the world under one roof
Issue 113
ART
In 2015 the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi will fling open its doors on the ground-breaking Louvre museum project, to visitors from around the globe. Alice Johnson giv...Read more
Artistically Speaking
Issue 111
ART
The UAE has become a bustling art centre in just a few short years. Alice Johnson looks at the birth of the art scene in Dubai and how it has evolved into a vib...Read more
'Great expectations' at literary festival
Issue 110
LITERATURE
A wealth of international authors descend on Dubai in March for the city’s Literature Festival. Alice Johnson went to find which Arab-world authors are on the g...Read more
An Entrepreneurial Spirit
Issue 109
CULTURE
Muna Easa Al Gurg needs no introduction – as guest host on UAE TV show ‘The Entrepreneur’, Chairwoman of the Young Arab Leaders (YAL) and Director of Retail for...Read more
Challenging Perceptions
Issue 108
CULTURE
Emirati artist Lamya Gargash is considered one of the UAE’s most creative minds. You just need to look at her manipulated imagery to understand why. Alice Johns...Read more
Dubai Creek – a remnamt of old Dubai
Issue 107
CULTURE
Recently nominated as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Creek in Dubai is also the subject of a new award-winning documentary. We take a look at this little sli...Read more