Rob Crilly

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Rob Crilly (born London 1973) is a British/Irish freelance journalist and author. He was educated at The Judd School, Tonbridge, and read Natural Sciences at Downing College, Cambridge.

He is currently the Pakistan correspondent for the Daily Telegraph having previously been East Africa correspondent for The Times,[1] and has also written for The Irish Times, The Daily Mail and The Christian Science Monitor.[2] His articles have appeared in The Scotsman, USA Today, News of the World, The Sunday Times and The Sunday Telegraph.[3][4]

In 2007 he was one of the few British journalists in Khartoum when a teacher, Gillian Gibbons, was arrested. He appeared on ITN and Sky News discussing the case.

Since 2008 he has blogged for the Frontline Club.[5]

He began his career as a sub-editor at the Chester Chronicle before joining the Press and Journal (Aberdeen) and then moved to The Herald, where he was Edinburgh bureau chief.

Rob Crilly's book Saving Darfur: Everyone's Favourite African War, based on four years of reporting on Sudan and extensive travels through the region, was published in February 2010.[6]


His sister, Anna Crilly, is a comedienne and actress who stars in Lead Balloon.


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