Cathy is a British journalist based in Kurdistan, Iraq and the author of a forthcoming book ‘With Ash On Their Faces: Yezidi Women and the Islamic State’  scheduled for publication in 2017.

She has reported for the Independent, the Telegraph, the BBC, the Guardian, the Times, Thomson Reuters, Newsweek, TIME, Vogue, Politico and Monocle among others.

She is a regular commentator on TV and radio, talking about Iraq and the war with Isis. She is hostile environment trained.

Twitter @cathyotten

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cathyotten at gmail dot com

Journalist based in Iraqi Kurdistan. Here's some of my work.