Brendan Seery has been a journalist for more than 30 years. He worked as a foreign correspondent in Africa for 10 years and has covered three independence stories on the continent. His writing and reporting on Africa was for a number of organisations, including Voice of America English to Africa radio service, Canadian Press, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the Daily Mail (London) and Newsweek. He also authored numerous country chapters for Africa Contemporary Record and African Report.
He has worked on newspapers in South Africa as an investigative reporter, feature writer and, in executive roles, as News Editor, Assistant Editor: News, Managing Editor and Executive Editor.
He currently runs the national Travel supplement for Independent Media as well as being the group’s Media and Marketing editor. In that capacity, he is one of the most well-known commentators on media and marketing issues.