The Circle (Marie Colvin Journalists' Network)

  • Northumberland


30 Merchant House
Cloth Market
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
United Kingdom

About Us

The Circle, is a registered charitable organisation founded by Annie Lennox, which connects women across the world to tackle inequality. 


The Marie Colvin Journalists’ Network, run within The Circle, is an online community of female journalists working in the Arab world. We bring people together to exchange ideas and provide help and support through mentoring and advice.


Sunday Times journalist Marie Colvin was killed in Syria in February 2012 while reporting the cruelty of war. Marie took every opportunity to offer advice and mentoring to up-and-coming journalists and believed passionately in the power of media to create change. 


The network provides support, mentoring and resources to national female journalists who face severe risks and constraints in carrying out their work in the Arab world.