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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   

This week on The New Arab Voice podcast we look at the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the suspension of UNRWA funding.

09 February, 2024

The ICJ has returned with its provisional measures. This week, we look at the measures and what they mean for Israel's war in Gaza.

02 February, 2024

Protests against the war in Gaza have been seen in Israel, but the space to have protest is shrinking. This week we look at civil rights in Israel.

26 January, 2024

The US and UK have hit back at the Houthis in Yemen. This week we look at the effectiveness of these strikes and the future of Red Sea commercial shipping.

19 January, 2024

This week we examine two recent developments from the war in Gaza. The killing of Hamas deputy Saleh al-Arouri in Beirut and the genocide filing at the ICJ.

12 January, 2024

It's part two of our annual review of the year. This week, we look at the second six months of 2023 and the stories that shaped the Middle East.

22 December, 2023

It's the first part of our annual review of the year. This week, we look back at the first six months of 2023, and the stories that shaped the Middle East.

15 December, 2023

It has been two months since Hamas attacked Israel. This week, we examine the progress of the Israeli invasion of Gaza, how the war is being viewed in Israel, and the long term prospects for Netanyahu.

08 December, 2023

The past week in Gaza has been largely free of the worst violence, and marked by a series of releases on both sides. This week, we look at the seven days with bombs, and the deals for the detained.

01 December, 2023

The fighting in Gaza continues, and diplomatic efforts are also beginning to ramp up. This week, we look at Israel's closes ally, and how US policy is being shaped.

24 November, 2023