DAVID HILL is a freelance journalist regularly contributing to The Guardian, where he writes the Andes to the Amazon column, reporting on human rights and environmental issues across Latin America, and a consultant for the international NGO Global Witness.
He has written for The Guardian, The Observer, The Guardian Weekly, Huffington Post, The Ecologist, Truthout, AlterNet, New Internationalist, Geographical, Mongabay, ChinaDialogue, Daily Express, Sunday Express, The Hindu and La República, among others.
He has been interviewed by CNN, Sky News, Al-Jazeera, ITV, Channel 5, BBC World Service, BBC Radio 2, BBC Mundo, Reuters, Associated Press, EFE, AFP, Bloomberg, New York Times, National Geographic, The Guardian, The Independent and Miami Herald, among others.
His exposés include Ecuador promising Chinese oil companies that they could explore the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini ('ITT') oil fields in the Yasuni National Park, and plans by gas company Pluspetrol to explore what UNESCO calls the 'most biodiverse place on earth' in Peru.
His focuses include oil, gas, the Amazon, mining, conservation, hydropower, community resource management, land rights, media, human rights defenders and indigenous peoples, particularly those living in ‘isolation.'
He has lived in and travelled widely across Peru, visiting Amahuaca, Arabela, Asháninka, Ashéninka, Awajún, Cashinahua/Huni Kuin, 'Chitonahua'/'Murunahua', Kichwa, 'Mastanahua', Matsigenka, Matsés, Yaminahua and Yine territories.
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 previously worked for international NGOs Survival International and the Forest Peoples Programme.