steven viney



steven viney is a journalist and artist who has worked and reported from around the world throughout Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America and most recently Australia.

the works below are a selection of favourite digital storytelling pieces, international news reporting clips, poetry publications, music releases and research papers.

prior to my journalism career, my formal education was in the subjects of quantum physics and nanotechnology.

contact details and more information through links below.


digital storytelling

art, poetry & music

Apple Books
‎Tell Me How You Really Feel

Exploring themes of self-doubt, faith, loss, gratitude, absurdity and resolve, Tell Me How You Really Feel is a collection of poems written between the years 2006 and 2023.

Apple Music
Dots - EP by hello image

Listen to Dots - EP by hello image on Apple Music. Stream songs including "The Future Is Here", "Gifting (Always the Same)" and more.

international news reporting

International Herald Tribune
Q&A Noam Chomsky: Dictatorships, US relations & state propaganda

A darling of the left, Noam Chomsky is well-known for his articulate criticisms of US foreign policy. The American intellectual takes special interest in how the US coddles authoritarian regimes under threat, in particular when political and economic interests are involved. Steven Viney.

Egypt Independent
Revolution leaves Egypt without dictator, but also without tourists

As political turmoil and sectarian strife continue to afflict post-uprising Egypt, the tourism industry is struggling to get its high season - which runs from March through September - off the ground. "Usually after some kind of tumultuous incident the industry in Egypt bounces right back up."

arts & culture journalism

Interview with Swans legend Michael Gira | NOISEY

Recently, experimental art-rock outfit Swans played at Le National as they passed through Montreal on tour for their brilliant new record To Be Kind, which just came out in May to much critical acclaim.

Martin Newell: A Lifetime In Subordia | NOISEY

As cloud time continues to wreak anachronistic havoc on the linear way that artists rise to prominence and "important" musical happenings unfold and evolve, Martin Newell - and his longstanding home recording project, the Cleaners from Venus - is but another example, if not one of the examples, of a shadowy artist who seems to have had his hands meddling about in almost every era of pop music over the past 50 years, without really existing in any of them at all. Steven Viney

The Quietus
The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Crooner: Gary Wilson Interviewed | Features

True to the bone, musical oddball Gary Wilson has experienced a career path stranger than even he could have ever imagined. Having started off in the 1960s as a multi-instrumentalist and home recording prodigy - who found himself discussing his work with John Cage when he was only 14 - Wilson winded up recording a couple of fascinating albums before fading into obscurity from the early 80s onwards. Steven Viney

miscellaneous journalism: addiction, mental health & science

What do Geniuses Really do for Work? | VICE | United States

Image by Ben Thomson The idea of the certified IQ genius - a person ranking in the top two IQ percentiles - evokes stereotypes of business tycoons and unconquerable chess players riding the trajectory of their inevitable success. The are the World's Smartest People and we've been conditioned to expect great things from them.

Egypt Independent
As drug addiction rises in Cairo, experts offer recommendations | Egypt Independent

Drug addiction is a major problem in Cairo, but one that is very rarely written about or discussed in politics accurately. To counter this, medical experts have offered to share reports and personal experiences with Egypt Independent in order to better understand the city's increasing drug problem, as well as the effect the revolution is having on it.

rural issues, civil rights & the environment

other online portfolios & broadcast projects

CJLO1690am Radio Archive - Steven Viney

Under The Influence digs into the lesser known influences, inspirations and recordings of interesting musicial artists and uses them to try present their sound and art in a sonic context that's different. High premium on live music and demos. High rotation of lesser known Canadian acts as well.

Egypt Independent
Steven Viney | Egypt Independent Archive

Steven is an Egyptian/Australian who has been living in and out of Egypt for the past 16 years. He graduated from University College London with a Master of Science in Physics in 2007. Since then, he has worked as a writer and editor in various disciplines, including science journals, cultural magazines, and creative advertising.

ABC News
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scientific / research papers

University College London
Methane Hydrate: A New Frontier

Exploring the validity and possibility of extracting and using methane hydrate as a source of renewable energy.