Suspect Particulars

Suspect Name


Known Alias(‘s)

Newham, Mark


Male. Caucasian. Often unkempt. Occasionally unshaven. No evidence of ever having worn a tie.


Between 16 and 96.

Place of Abode


Type of Work

Suspect describes self as journalist/author.

Claims to have been staff writer with Financial Times (1980-85) specialising in energy and developing world issues. Thereafter freelance journalist contributing articles on similar issues to the FT, the Observer, the Economist, New Scientist, Compass News Features, BBC and various specialist international publications (see ‘Evidence’ file).

Suspect claims to have run journalism training courses for the United Nations and the World Bank in various African countries.

Suspect claims to have been based in Nairobi, Kenya, 1992-2000, writing on African issues for the above publications.

Suspect claims to have been based in Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 2003-2005, employed by the Xinhua News Agency, returning in 2008 to write for the Olympic News Service of the Beijing Olympics Organising Committee.

Since 2008, suspect claims to have travelled widely writing book about China, subsequently published under the title ‘Limp Pigs and the Five-Ring Circus’ in January 2011 (see 'Limp Pigs' file).

Grounds for Suspicion

Published works show evidence of intolerance towards: authority, obfuscation, deceit, duplicity, pomposity, absence of transparency, undeserved privilege, the denial of freedom of speech and deprivation of basic human rights (especially the removal of terrestrial TV cricket coverage and the smoking ban in pubs).

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