I am a Spanish freelance journalist based in Barcelona since January 2016. I cover Europe and until mid-2018 will be working on a project researching and writing about citizen political activism, democracy and human rights thanks to an Open Society Fellowship.
Between 2012 and 2014, I was based in Istanbul and covered Turkey and the region for Spanish newspaper El País (my stories). I also contributed to media like Al Jazeera, GlobalPost, The Independent, Folha de Sao Paulo, El Universal and AFP.
Before moving there, I had been based in East Africa from 2009. First I was the correspondent of Spanish news agency Efe, and from 2011 I started covering Sub Saharan Africa for El País. During that time, I also contributed to IRIN, Jane’s and, in Spanish, Periodismo Humano, Foreign Policy and Radio France International, among others.
Since 2009, I have reported from Turkey, Syria, Iraq, India, Somalia, Egypt, South Sudan, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, the DR Congo, Mauritania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Spain and Estonia.
During 2015, I took a break from journalism and worked as a Humanitarian Affairs Officer for Doctors Without Borders in South Kivu in the DR Congo.
Email: contact @ josemcalatayud . net
More information on my LinkedIn profile.