Ben Doherty

Ben Doherty is South Asia Correspondent for ‘The Age’ and ‘Sydney Morning Herald’ newspapers. From a bureau in New Delhi, his brief ranges west and north to Pakistan and Afghanistan, south to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, and east to Bangladesh, Nepal and Burma.

In 2009-10, Ben was South East Asia Correspondent for Fairfax Media and for ‘The Guardian’ newspaper, covering Bangkok’s red-shirt riots, Burma’s first elections in a generation, and the release from prison of Aung San Suu Kyi. He has also reported from Iraq, Zimbabwe, the Solomon Islands and East Timor. Ben is a former member of Fairfax’s press gallery bureau, covering the 2007 federal election and was a Melbourne-based reporter for ‘The Age’ for three years.