I am a freelance journalist based in Barcelona since January 2016. I cover Europe and write features for international media. In the last months, my work has appeared in Al Jazeera, New Statesman, Internazionale, USA Today, Information and Expresso, among others. Currently, I am also working on a long-term journalistic project about citizen political activism, democracy and human rights in Europe thanks to an Open Society Fellowship.
Between 2012 and 2014, I was based in Istanbul and covered Turkey and the region for El País. Then I also contributed to media like GlobalPost, The Independent, Folha de Sao Paulo, El Universal and AFP.
Earlier, I had been based in East Africa since 2009. I first covered the region for Spanish news agency Efe, and from 2011 for El País. Back then, I also contributed to IRIN, Jane’s and, in Spanish, Periodismo Humano, Foreign Policy (now esglobal) and Radio France International, among others.
I have reported from Turkey, Syria, Iraq, India, Somalia, Egypt, South Sudan, Ruanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, the DR Congo, Mauritania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Spain and Estonia.
During 2015 I took a break from journalism and worked as a Humanitarian Affairs Officer for Doctors Without Borders in the South Kivu province of the DR Congo.
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