Samuel is a journalist whose previous work has appeared in publications in both Australia and the United Kingdom.
He focuses his work on issues affecting the politics and economics of the Global South, particularly the Arab world and Greater Middle East, to which he travels regularly. He has also written frequently on the Brexit process and human rights legislation in Europe.
His university studies centred on media and the Arabic language in which he has a diploma. Additional languages of interest to him include Farsi and Spanish, which he spoke during his early childhood in Colombia. He also has an interest in ancient Near Eastern languages such as Aramaic and Egyptian.
Besides journalism, politics and languages he is an enthusiast of history, archaeology and Middle Eastern literature.