Mark Seddon is the former United Nations Correspondent and New York Bureau Chief for Al-Jazeera English TV. He has reported from over twenty countries, including the United States, North Korea, China, Haiti, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has interviewed, amongst others, Ban Ki-Moon, Lech Walesa, Tony Blair, Hans Blix, Michael Foot, Mia Farrow, and George Clooney.
In a journalistic career spanning over twenty years, Mark has been Editor of Tribune and an elected member of the UK Labour Party’s National Executive Committee. He has written for most British newspapers and many magazines, including the Guardian, the Independent, the Daily Mail, The Times, the Spectator, New Statesman, Private Eye, British Journalism Review and Country Life Magazine. For a number of years he was a Diarist at the London Evening Standard, and has also reported for, amongst others, the BBC and Sky TV. He lives in Buckingham, England.
He is a passionate believer in the radical English dissenting tradition, as best represented through Thomas Rainsborough, a Republican officer who served in Parliament’s army and navy; as a Leveller, he clashed with Ireton and Cromwell and died under suspicious circumstances whilst on active service.