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Hugo Goodridge

Hugo Goodridge

Hugo is the producer of The New Arab Voice podcast. He has been covering the region for the past eight years, and between 2014-2019 he was based in Beirut, Lebanon, where he freelanced for the BBC World Service. Prior to taking his current role, he worked on the news desk. 


Areas of focus: regional politics, protest movements, human rights, analysis, international politics


Follow him on Twitter: @hugogoodridge   

Protesters are back on the streets in Syria. In Suweida, they are calling for an improvement in living standards, amid economic collapse, and once again also demanding and end to the Assad regime.

15 September, 2023

Jordan has a new cybercrime law. But it has got many worried about its scope and the impact it could have on the basic rights and freedoms of Jordanians.

08 September, 2023

Temperatures have soared in Iraq this summer. They have risen to such heights that people have been hospitalised and even died. And now some are asking if the area will remain habitable.

11 August, 2023

Riad Salameh has left Lebanon's Central Bank, and in his wake he leaves a trail of economic disaster. This week, we look at Riad Salameh's time and what the future holds for the Central Bank.

04 August, 2023

Human rights activist Patrick Zaki was pardoned this month by Egypt's president, and with the National Dialogue ramping up, it's hoped that more will follow.

28 July, 2023

A Russian veto at the UN Security Council has put an end to cross border aid deliveries into northern Syria. This week, we look at the humanitarian needs and issues, and how diplomacy in New York is affecting aid efforts.

21 July, 2023

This week on The New Arab Voice, we look at the recent violence in Jenin, the state of Palestine activism in the UK, and what lessons could be learnt from the anti-apartheid campaign that challenged South Africa.

14 July, 2023

The feud between the PGA and the Saudi-back LIV Golf has ended with a deal, and a massive investment by the Saudi Public Investment Fund. But now the golfing body has been accused of being part of a sportswashing campaign.

16 June, 2023

The election in Turkey is over and the voter have returned President Erdogan back to the Presidential Palace. This week we look at why he won, why the opposition lost, and what the next five years hold.

02 June, 2023

Syria has been welcomed back to the Arab League, 12 years after he began his brutal crackdown on civilian protests. But why now? And what will it mean for the millions of refugees around the region?

26 May, 2023