Dr Myriam Francois
journalist; filmmaker, City of Refuge; founder, weneedtotalkaboutwhiteness.com; research associate, SOAS

Dr Myriam Francois is a journalist, broadcaster and writer. Her documentaries have appeared on Channel 4 and BBC among others. Her most recent documentary, City of Refuge, looking at the plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, aired on BBC Radio4 earlier this year.

She developed, produced and presented a monthly arts and culture documentary series, Compass, for TRT world, a global news network on Sky 519 (2017-2018). She was also Europe correspondent for TRTWorld from 2015-2017, covering French politics, the migrant issue and Brexit.

Myriam is also a seasoned reporter, having reported for BBC World Service, BBC London News, and TRTWorld. She is the presenter of the Channel 4 documentary The Truth about Muslim marriage, nominated for best investigative documentary in 2018, as well as two BBC One documentaries, The Muslim Pound and A Deadly Warning: Srebrenica Revisitedwhich was nominated for the Sandford St Martin religious programming award 2016.

Myriam’s writing is featured widely in the British press, including the Guardian, the New Statesman, the Telegraph, CNN online and Middle East Eye, among others.

In 2019, Myriam set up the website weneedtotalkaboutwhiteness.com to open up conversations in the UK around white racial identity and its impact. She delivers regular talks to private companies and institutions on the impact of structural whiteness.

Follow Myriam on Twitter: @myriamfrancoisc


Saturday 2 November, 10:00 Pit Theatre
Is white privilege real?