DAVID HILL is a freelance journalist regularly contributing to The Guardian, where he has written the Andes to the Amazon column since 2013. He focuses on human rights, indigenous peoples’ rights and environmental issues across Latin America, particularly in Peru.
He has written for The Guardian, The Observer, The Guardian Weekly, The Ecologist, The Huffington Post, Truthout, AlterNet, New Internationalist, Geographical, Mongabay, ChinaDialogue, Daily Express, Sunday Express, The Hindu and La República, among others.
He has appeared on CNN, Sky News, Al-Jazeera, ITV, Channel 5, BBC World Service and BBC Radio 2, and been quoted or cited in National Geographic, Foreign Policy, New York Times, Reuters, Associated Press, EFE, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg, The Guardian, The Independent, Miami Herald and BBC Mundo, among others.
He has travelled to some of the remotest parts of the world in Brazil, Peru and West Papua, and into the armed conflict zone in Colombia. Exposés include Ecuador promising Chinese firms they could explore the ‘ITT’ oil fields in the Yasuni National Park, and plans by a gas firm to operate in the 'most biodiverse place on earth' in Peru.
He has travelled widely across Peru in particular, visiting Amahuaca, Arabela, Asháninka, Ashéninka, Awajún, Cashinahua/Huni Kuin, 'Chitonahua'/'Murunahua', Kichwa, 'Mastanahua', Matsigenka, Matsés, Yaminahua and Yine territories. Focuses include oil, gas, the Amazon, land rights and indigenous peoples living in ‘isolation.'
He writes in English and Spanish and his articles have been translated into Bahasa Indonesia, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, French, Italian, Norwegian and Portuguese. He is an advisor to Peruvian NGO Alianza Arkana and has worked for international NGOs Global Witness, Forest Peoples Programme and Survival International.