United Kingdom,GB

David Hickey is a London-based multimedia journalist. His work has appeared online, in print and on television. His wide range of interviewees include prime ministers, Nobel Laureates, whistle-blowers and rebel leaders. He has produced stories from the field on the turmoil of the Arab Spring (Libya, Egypt), the riots in Turkey, Greece's financial collapse and President Obama's first visit to Israel and Palestine for a major national broadcaster. His writing has been published by USA Today, Timeout, CNNGo and Wire among other publications.


Reporting for television

Selected feature-length interviews

Regeneration & Renewal
Dave Boyle: community defender

A government pledge designed to boost community-led football club ownership could protect the game and aid local areas, says the movement's chief.

The Japan Times
Peace follows turbulent times

It took Tokyo-based author David Peace six novels before he wrote about his adopted city. Now he can't stop, reports David Hickey.

Barking practice

The surreal twists in Kan Mikami's musical 'heresies' alienated him from Japan's 1970s acid-folk scene. But since the 1990s he has released a deluge of defiantly raw albums and embarked on genre-defying collaborations.

Selected feature stories

The Japan Times
Tokyo's 'song and dance' man

He looks and plays the parts so well, that Tokyo Bob could almost be the Bard of Hibbing himself

Japan Times
'It’s a great stress reliever, I can tell you'

David Hickey endures 150bm cyber-rave music at Tokyo's Hell's Gate, home to goth girls in Victorian nightgowns sporting phlebotomy kits and male fake-haired blondies flashing devil horns.

Short-form journalism

Vinyl idyll

Even as some record shops close, Tokyo remains a haven for vinyl junkies. Here are five of the best