Medium article – the day I broke my neck

Originally published on Medium.  Original story here.   The day I broke my neck Newly injured by the roadside, Eastern Sri Lanka, September 5, 2006 [Reuters] When I woke, the engine noise was gone. So, judging by the light, was the tinted windscreen. My face was hard against the minibus dashboard, I’ve lost my glasses and … Continue reading Medium article – the day I broke my neck

Anniversary column and video – Covering the world, paralyzed from the shoulders down

  This week was the twelfth anniversary of the crash that broke my neck. Reuters holds copyright for both the piece and video. Commentary: Covering the world, paralyzed from the shoulders down Peter Apps Twelve years ago this week, I woke up in a wrecked vehicle on a front line road in eastern Sri Lanka. … Continue reading Anniversary column and video – Covering the world, paralyzed from the shoulders down

Reuters column: the messy lesson of Trump’s latest legal challenges

My Reuters column this week looks at a momentous legal week for Donald Trump. But how much does that really mean? My best attempt at looking forward to the midterms, further legal wranglings and what the US president might do next. Original here.   The mixed verdict in the trial of Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former … Continue reading Reuters column: the messy lesson of Trump’s latest legal challenges

Stories, history and the fight for the future

Last weekend, I was lucky enough to make it to an opening performance of Morgan Lloyd, Malcolm's phenomenal new play "Emelia" at the Globe on Bankside. The story of Emelia Bassano, Britain's first published female poet, probable muse for Shakespeare, his legendary "dark lady" and unapologetic furious feminist, it is as uncompromising as its decreasingly … Continue reading Stories, history and the fight for the future