I am a freelance journalist based in Barcelona since January 2016. I cover Europe and write features for international media, and in 2017 and 2018 I worked on a journalistic project about citizen political activism, democracy and human rights in Europe thanks to an Open Society Fellowship. In the last months, my work has appeared in Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, New Statesman, Internazionale, USA Today, Information and Expresso, among others.
Earlier, 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 en español (now esglobal) and Radio France Internationale, among others.
I have reported from more than 20 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East.
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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