Simon Broughton is the Editor in Chief of Songlines Magazine. He is also a freelance writer for titles including BBC Music Magazine, The Independent and the Evening Standard. As well as writing, Broughton is an established freelance filmmaker, having made documentaries on countries including Romania, Morocco, Syria and Afghanistan for both radio and TV. In 2015, he hosted a TEDx Talk. He has also co-edited the Rough Guide to World Music (Penguin).