marc perry

Journalist, Writer, Photographer

Afghanistan, the Balkans and Eastern Med.




Freedom at 4AM: Misadventures in Afghanistan

Freedom at 4AM is a true life tale of cultural clash in Afghanistan: from the political to the personal, from the spiritual to sexual. Set against a backdrop of history,...



Nine things to know about Kosovo | Travel Feature

First, forget all images of war... Gone? Good. Kosovo is a vibrant and friendly state full of rewarding experiences for independent travellers.


On the road in Panjshir, Afghanistan | Travel Feature

While working for an NGO in Kabul, British expat Marc Perry went to explore the precipitous Panjishir valley in northeastern Afghanistan. It had been my dream to visit Panjshir...


Mount Athos | Rough Guides

In search of the spiritual side of Greece - and perhaps himself - Marc Perry discovers the trials and tranquility of the lives of Mount Athos's monks. The ferry to Mount Athos...


Travel Tips Greece | Rough Guides

The good news for travellers to Greece is this: ignore the crisis headlines. Away from the grim scenes in central Athens, life goes on as normal; there's little sign of...


Into The Valley (online)

Opperman calls for more protection for Tyne Valley farmers

Local MP / Farming story.

The Breaker

Man of controversy

A profile of Ian Paisley


Q&A: With MP Chi Onwurah

Q&A with the Shadow Secretary for Buisness, Innovation and Skills

Investigative Journalism

MA Piece

Boscombe on the bottom rung

Series: Investigating houses of multiple occupation.

MAIJ Perryeyes

Perryeyes: Why turn a debt drama into tragedy ?

Analysis of media perceptions of the Greek economic crisis.

The Bournemouth Rock

Crowded House

Front page special report exploring conditions in houses of multiple occupation

News, features and reviews (UK, Newcastle & Bournemouth)

Positive News

Peace voyage sets sail

A gunrunning ship sets off on a peace mission.

The Breaker

Chick pickin' bluegrass

Live music review of a comic bluegrass songstress

Into The Valley

Hadrian's Lightshow

Multimedia coverage of a light installation on Hadrian's wall

Evening Chronicle

Evening Chronicle Bylines (photos)

Photos of stories in newsprint

The Breaker

Weeding out cannabis factories

An news feature on cannabis factories in Bournemouth through the lens of a court case.