Aislinn Laing is a British journalist with 14 years’ experience. She was based in London with the Press Association news wire before moving to the Daily and Sunday Telegraph, which operates the www.telegraph.co.uk website. There, she worked as a general news reporter and defence correspondent before moving to Johannesburg to become the Southern Africa Correspondent and latterly, Africa Correspondent. During the past six years, she has covered a range of political, social and economic stories including the death of Nelson Mandela, the Westgate and Garissa terror attacks in Kenya, the Burundian and Ivory Coast crises and the trial of Oscar Pistorius.
She produces breaking news reports but also features, analysis pieces and web packages. As correspondent for a leading international media organisation, she is also a frequent commentator on breaking stories for television and radio.
She is a prolific social media user with a broad following and thus is well-placed to provide expert instruction and tips on how companies can harness this powerful tool to their advantage and avoid some of the pitfalls in engaging with the media as well as potential customers on these platforms.
Aislinn studied Spanish and Italian at Bristol University, then newspaper journalism at Cardiff University. She also speaks fluent French and as the daughter of a foreign correspondent, has lived in Asia, the Middle East, Latin American, Europe and Africa.