Afua Hirsch

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Afua Hirsch
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Hirsch chairing a Policy Exchange debate in September 2014
Born (1981-06-12) 12 June 1981 (age 35)
Stavanger, Norway
Occupation Journalist
Human rights development worker

Afua Hirsch (12 June 1981) is a journalist, barrister and human rights development worker of Ghanaian, English and Jewish heritage.[1] She is the Social Affairs and Education Editor for Sky News and was previously a correspondent for the British newspaper The Guardian.

Early life[edit]

Hirsch was born in Stavanger, Norway,[2] to an English father and a Ghanaian mother, she was raised in London.[3]


Hirsch has worked in international development, law and journalism. She began working as a lawyer in criminal defence, public and international law. She then became a legal correspondent for The Guardian.[4] She has lived in England and Senegal, and served as The Guardian's West Africa correspondent.[3][5]

Hirsch joined Sky News as their Social Affairs and Education Editor in early 2014.[6]


  1. ^ "Afua Hirsch – A star is born «". 10 September 2010. Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  2. ^ Hirsch, Afua (26 May 2013). "What's it like being black in Norway?". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Afua Hirsch (26 August 2012). "Afua Hirsch: Our parents left Africa – now we are coming home". London: The Observer. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Afua Hirsch on human rights | British Institute of Human Rights". Retrieved 2012-10-31. 
  5. ^ "Afua Hirsch". London: The Guardian. 16 September 2008. Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Afua Hirsch". Sky News. Retrieved 16 December 2014.