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Matthew Tempest is a British journalist currently based in Paris for the AFP news agency, which he joined in late 2007. He was formerly a political correspondent and blogger for Guardian Unlimited, the Guardian newspaper's London-based website, which he joined in 2001. Whilst studying English at University College, London, he was a member of UCL Film Society with Christopher Nolan.
In 2004 he worked in Berlin for Der Spiegel online, courtesy of a grant from the Internationale-Journalisten Programme.
His interests in his writing include transport, the environment and alternative/radical politics outside mainstream British politics in Westminster, including Greens, socialist factions, social movements and protests.