About the author
- 25 Apr 06, 12:08 PM
Alfred Hermida is technology editor of the BBC News website. As a pioneer in online journalism, he was a founding member of the news site set up in 1997.
Alfred has worked as a journalist for the BBC for 16 years, starting out as a news trainee.
After spending time at the TV newsroom, World Service and Westminster, he headed abroad to Tunisia and Egypt.
He spent four years as a foreign correspondent in the Middle East for the BBC, covering military coups, presidential assassinations and the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.
On his return to London, Alfred worked on BBC World TV before his interest in the internet led him to the BBC News website. He was part of the team that set up the award-winning website in 1997, steering daily news coverage as day editor.
In 2001, he launched a dedicated technology section at the BBC News site, combining his passion for the web and for new media.