I’m a writer, journalist and editorial consultant living in Amman, Jordan. In January 2018, I joined the communications team at ProtonMail, the world’s largest encrypted email provider, where I help advocate for more security and privacy online.
In 2014, I created Latterly, an independent magazine reporting on human rights, politics and conflict. We published hundreds of stories reported from more than 40 countries over the magazine’s three-year lifespan. Some of our work was co-published with major magazines like Newsweek and Smithsonian Magazine. The magazine has been added to the Library of Congress. In 2018, I announced that the summer issue would be the last.
I’m the editor of the English-language edition of the Italian national newspaper il manifesto. My journalism has appeared in Newsweek, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor and The New York Times. I’ve worked on staff at the Bangkok Post, the South Florida Sun Sentinel and the Naples Daily News. As an editorial consultant, I’ve collaborated with a number of publications and NGOs, including UNHCR, Transparency International and Publish What You Pay. I also write an occasional blog on technology and human rights for Medium members.
Along with my wife, a human rights attorney, I’ve lived and worked in the Dominican Republic (hablo español), Thailand and, since April 2017, Jordan.
You can reach me at me at benwolford.com.