Matthew Tempest is a British journalist based in Paris for the agency, which he joined in late 2007. He was formerly a political correspondent and blogger for Guardian Unlimited, the Guardian newspaper’s London-based website, which he joined in 2001. Whilst studying English at University College, London, he was a member of UCL Film Society with Christopher Nolan.
In 2004 he worked in Berlin for Der Spiegel online, courtesy of a grant from the Internationale-Journalisten Programme.
Before joining the Guardian he was a parliamentary reporter for the Sunday People after two years at the Daily and Sunday Mirror.
His interests in his writing included transport, the environment and alternative/content://media/external/file/121579 politics outside mainstream British politics in Westminster, including Greens, socialist factions, social movements and protests.