Clients include:

ARTICLE 19 London Freemuse




Metis Publishing


Norwegian PEN 




London           Turkish Publishers Association

Istanbul UNESCO



International Freedom of Expression Exchange:

A series of  Human Rights Defender Profiles 2015 to date

I have been commissioned to write a series of profiles of  human rights defenders around the world for the International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) website. More than forty have been posted on the IFEX site from  August 2015 to date. Here are some of them:

Karima Bennoune, UN Rapporteur in

the field of culture




Agnes Callamard, UN Rapporteur on

Extra Judicial Executions


Jelili Atiku, Nigerian artist/activist

Mae Azango, Liberian journalist &

women's rights activist                              



Rayma Suprani, Venezuelan dissident




Natalya Estemirova, Chechnyan human

rights defender



​Zanele Muholi, South African

photographer & LGBTQ activist



Nasrin Sotoudeh, Iranian human rights







Video UNESCO Diversity of Cultural Expressions – Artistic Freedom is not a Luxury

 June 2017

Sara Whyatt is among a number of experts  interviewed on the importance of artistic freedom for this UNESCO video created by the team working on the Diversity of Cultures. Click on the image to watch.





The Sewol disaster: Government under fire for alleged artist blacklist scandal

9 January 2017

High level government officials accused of creating a 'blacklist' against 9,743 artists in South Korea for their criticism of President Park Geun-hye are now themselves under investigation.







Is Civil Disobedience a "moral responsibility" in Turkey?

February 2017

A review of the strength of civil disobedience in Turkey at a time of crackdowns and mass arrests.