Freelance profile

Philip Hunt (shoeman.eu)

Skilled writer/editor and campaigner with 20+ years of experience. Written extensively on European policies and affairs, from human rights through budgets to research.

Media from written to spoken, print to online. Excellent understanding of web content and management.

In Brussels, extensive knowledge of the EU institutions and how they work. Wide contacts with network of journalists, influencers and NGOs.

As well as freelance journalism, I've worked as editor-in-chief, communications manager, press officer, rapporteur, copywriter, etc. If I can't do it, I know someone who can. Just don't ask me to take a photograph ...

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Contact details:

Street: Bremlaan 24
Town: Overijse (Brussels)
Country: Belgium
Website: http://www.lines.be/
Also find me on: FacebookLinkedInTwittershoeman.eu
Telephone: +32 2 687 2177
Mobile: +32 484 361336 (M)

Skills:

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Online journalismRates: Online/writing
Feature writerRates: Print media
Electronic publishingRates: Online/editing
Public RelationsRates: PR
Commissioning editorRates: Print media
ColumnistRates: Print media
from the Freelance Fees Guide.

Subjects:

  • European Community
  • Current affairs
  • Foreign affairs and overseas
  • Media
  • Business and commerce
  • Technology
  • History
  • Transport

Major clients:

  • European Institutions and their subcontractors
  • Specialist magazines, e.g. European Energy Innovat
  • Assorted bluechips, e.g. AT&T, Eli Lilly, Masterca

Profile last updated: 2014-10-28 16:02:01


Extra information:

Some recent pieces give an idea of my style. See for example:

European R&D budget
http://www.sciencebusiness.net/news/76027/Chorus-of-high-powered-voices-calls-on-member-states-to-ringfence-%E2%82%AC80B-for-Horizon-2020

http://www.sciencebusiness.net/news/76029/%22We-cannot-accept-this-deal%22---MEPs-unhappy-as-Council-agrees-%E2%82%AC908B-budget


Why it’s time to end the special relationship

http://www.shoeman.eu/end-special-relationship/

Libraries as a public good

A piece written for the Oxfordshire campaign to save the public libraries in 2010/2011.

http://scrawler.co.uk/sm1/2011/02/libraries-as-a-public-good/

Was published by the local press before rather better writers (e.g. Philip Pullman), lent their literary weight to the campaign. I cannot claim credit for a direct influence over this successful campaign, but this piece was published first.


How do you surrender to a drone?

http://scrawler.co.uk/sm1/how-surend-drone/

The title speaks for itself.


Liberty at stake

http://www.nujcec.org/brussels/index.php/latest-news/past_evts/liberty-at-stake

Report from the influential Convention on Modern Liberty in London in January 2009, including video interviews with several leading personalities at the event (can be found on YouTube). Some of the themes of that convention on modern democracy were subsequently taken up by the present Cameron government (even if progress remains elusive).

Photographs

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