Emma Graham-Harrison is senior international affairs correspondent at The UK's Guardian and Observer newspapers. She has won multiple awards for her international reporting and investigative journalism. She lived in Afghanistan for five years, and as a roving journalist has covered conflicts including the current war in Ukraine, America's invasion of Iraq and the years of violence that followed, Syria's civil war, the coup in Zimbabwe that overthrew Robert Mugabe and the forgotten battle for Burundi. A mandarin and Spanish speaker, she was based in Beijing for the best part of a decade and Madrid for two years. Since returning to London in 2014, reporting assignments have taken her around the world from North Korean to Iran, Venezuela to Niger. In the UK she worked on the Cambridge Analytica files investigation, disclosing the manipulation of personal data and secretive online targeting in the EU referendum in Great Britain and the 2016 presidential election in the United States. She was named foreign correspondent of the year in the 2018 National Press Awards and has also been recognised in the British journalism awards, and by the London Press Club. She has a first class degree in Chinese Studies from Oxford University, and spent a year as a visiting student of Chinese literature at Peking University.