Declan Walsh is the Cairo bureau chief for The New York Times.
Educated in Dublin, Walsh started his career at The Sunday Business Post in 1998. A year later he won an Irish national media award for Social and Campaigning Journalism and moved to Kenya to work as a freelance journalist. Based in Nairobi, Walsh travelled widely across sub-Saharan Africa to report for The Independent of London and The Irish Times. In 2004 he joined The Guardian as the paper's correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan and moved to Islamabad, Pakistan. In January 2012 he joined The New York Times as its Pakistan bureau chief.
He reported in his column Abroad in America on the 2016 American presidential campaign in much the same way he would cover an event overseas.
He is the author of the August 2017 long-read article entitled Why was an Italian graduate student tortured and murdered in Egypt? on the case of Giulio Regeni’s disappearance in Cairo.