james longman

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intro’d to James here (on syria):

James Longman (@JamesAALongman) tweeted at 4:31 AM – 4 Apr 2017 :

These are the victims of Syria’s gas attack. Not sure it will be news tomorrow. https://t.co/k0H321lD8w(http://twitter.com/JamesAALongman/status/849207759530860544?s=17)

combing his feed.. seeing his tweets on mental health and suicide.. so taking him in

This is the talk I gave Copenhagen about my work on and how it could be better reported

march 10 2017

how do we inherit.. do we inherit mental health issues.. i’d like to know

for men under 45 in uk.. suicide is biggest killer


4 min – until i tried to access mental health service and i couldn’t.. lots of people are in this boat.. that’s why i made this film..

5 min – you don’t want it to seem overindulgent.. you’ve got to have a story.. and crucially .. got to have a question you want to answer.. i had that.. the question of genetics.. the question of .. do i get down because i know my father killed himself.. or do i get down because i’ve inherited something from him

9 min – mental health as health issue.. not just social


did i inherit mental illness (film)

10 min – feeling self forgiveness can actually change your brain

Gabor Matéroots of healing

he was hearing voices..

crazywise et al

a nother way


2016 – why i went to live w islamic state

5 min – he was always looking for the meaning of life

Deeyah Khan‘s Jihad (doc)


reporting on thai boys soccer team

Good Morning America (@GMA) tweeted at 5:10 AM – 4 Jul 2018 :
Race to rescue boys in cave in Thailand as new images of the trapped soccer team are captured. @JamesAALongman reports. https://t.co/5hJCxnmxYb(http://twitter.com/GMA/status/1014466566946033665?s=17)


@JamesAALongman goes inside a cave in Thailand to show the conditions the trapped soccer team has been enduring for 13 days—and the challenges rescuers face getting the boys out. https://t.co/ILybbzqOdUhttps://t.co/6V7VNhZfBc

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1014907300287479810


“It’s kind of this looming tragedy that has marked my family for three generations. I’m hoping to buck the trend” – @jamesaalongman on family history of mental illness & his own thoughts of suicide. “Life After Suicide” w/ @drjashton Apple Podcast https://t.co/ASPhmjE8yB https://t.co/JSd0YtoUYl

Original Tweet: https://twitter.com/ericMstrauss/status/1130938835653877760

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BBC Reporter. “You must find a way to get in good trouble, necessary trouble” Rep. John Lewis. james.longman@bbc.co.uk Agent: sarmiatage@noelgay.com


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James Longman (born 1986) is a British news correspondent with the BBC. Fluent in Arabic and French, he has specialised in the Middle East, and regularly reports on issues around the refugee crisis in Europe and the Arab world.

Longman has a bachelor degree in Arabic from the School of Oriental and African Studies, and a masters in comparative politics from the London School of Economics.

Longman spent six months in Syria to report for British newspapers, where he spent time in rebel held areas in the lead up to the war.  In 2012, he was hired by the BBC for his specialism in Syria. He has taken a particular interest in Mental Health, and has reported on his own family’s history for the Victoria Derbyshire programme, where he is based when in London. Longman is openly gay.