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Matthew Clayfield

Journalist, critic, screenwriter and playwright

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Revellers dance, march and sing through the tear gas at Sicilian anti-G7, anti-Trump protest

Revellers dance, march and sing through the tear gas at Sicilian anti-G7, anti-Trump protest

Matthew ClayfieldMay 29, 20173 Comments

They marched without masks. They marched without bandanas. Freelance journalist Matthew Clayfield. reports.

On the eve of the G7, protesters and security forces square off under an uneasy Sicilian sun

On the eve of the G7, protesters and security forces square off under an uneasy Sicilian sun

Matthew ClayfieldMay 26, 20172 Comments

Security are hoping to keep protests far away from the G7 summit meeting in Taormina, with the shadow of Genoa looming in everyone's minds, writes freelance journalist Matthew Clayfield.

Follow Friday: @r3sho on the Kurdish twittersphere and the battle against the Islamic State

Follow Friday: @r3sho on the Kurdish twittersphere and the battle against the Islamic State

Matthew ClayfieldAug 15, 2014

Kurdistan is back in the media spotlight as the Islamic State's power spreads -- and it's up to Kurdish ex-pats to keep it there, says Resho Bistuyek.

Follow Friday: @OKANsays on Sunday's Turkish presidential election

Follow Friday: @OKANsays on Sunday's Turkish presidential election

Matthew ClayfieldAug 8, 20141 Comment

Turkey's gearing up for its first presidential election, but Turkish commentator Okan Altiparmak has doubts about how democratic it will really be.

Follow Friday: @NataliaAntonova on the horror of watching the world collapse

Follow Friday: @NataliaAntonova on the horror of watching the world collapse

Matthew ClayfieldAug 1, 20144 Comments

If you're looking for a unique take on current events in Russia, the Twitter feed of Ukrainian-born, US-raised, ethnically Russian journalist and playwright Natalia Antonova is a good place to start.

Follow Friday: @PabGallego on the future of the Left in Spain and Europe

Follow Friday: @PabGallego on the future of the Left in Spain and Europe

Matthew ClayfieldJul 25, 2014

The GFC hit Spain hard, and the recovery from it has spurred a resurgence of the Left, says Spanish activist Pablo Gallego Garcia.

Follow Friday: @raceymicehell on @MIFFofficial

Follow Friday: @raceymicehell on @MIFFofficial

Matthew ClayfieldJul 11, 2014

Balancing the demands of elite cinephiles and casual cinema-goers is a challenge Melbourne International Film Festival artistic director Michelle Carey is ready to tackle.

Follow Friday: @fiskeharrison on running with the bulls

Follow Friday: @fiskeharrison on running with the bulls

Matthew ClayfieldJul 4, 20145 Comments

British writer Alexander Fiske-Harrison first entered the ring as a wannabe bullfighter, but has found his niche following in Hemingway's footsteps -- quite literally.

Follow Friday: @courtneyr and @pressfreedom, fighting for Greste and others

Follow Friday: @courtneyr and @pressfreedom, fighting for Greste and others

Matthew ClayfieldJun 27, 20144 Comments

When it comes to press freedom, the Peter Greste case is only the tip of the iceberg, says Courtney Radsch from the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Follow Friday: @DlalaNje, changing perceptions in Joburg

Follow Friday: @DlalaNje, changing perceptions in Joburg

Matthew ClayfieldJun 20, 2014

Johannesburg's city centre has a notoriously bad reputation, but an organisation started by two young South Africans is hoping to change that.