Sara

Cincurova

I am a freelance human rights journalist from Slovakia, focusing on migration, conflict, human rights, climate, humanitarian issues and women's rights.

I have written for The Guardian, BBC News, The New York Magazine, Al Jazeera English, Der Spiegel, Foreign Policy, Lighthouse Reports, Balkan Insight, The HuffPost, The New Humanitarian, Women's Media Center, openDemocracy and many more. I also work as a fixer.

I am fluent in English, French, Russian and Slovak/Czech, and conversational in Polish, Ukrainian and Spanish.

I have covered the conflict in eastern Ukraine since 2014 and reported from Kharkiv and other cities in Ukraine as of 24 February 2022.

Altogether I've reported from more than twenty countries, and investigated issues such as sexualized violence against women dissidents in Venezuelan prisons or exploitation of Ukrainian refugees in Europe. In 2021, I was embedded aboard the Sea-Eye 4 search-and-rescue vessel in the Mediterranean as a journalist and participated in the rescue of 408 refugees.

I graduated with a Master's degree in Communication studies from Paris-Descartes-Sorbonne University (in 2012). 

I received the following journalism awards:
- Newcomer of the Year/Hans Verploeg Award with Free Press Unlimited, 2023 (nominee)
- Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship with the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF), 2023 (runner-up)
One World Media New Voice Award, 2023 (nominee)
One World Media New Voice Award, 2022 (nominee)
Honorable mention for best reporting at the 2021 Slovak Journalism Award.

I am a freelance human rights journalist from Slovakia, focusing on migration, conflict, human rights, climate, humanitarian issues and women's rights.

I have written for The Guardian, BBC News, The New York Magazine, Al Jazeera English, Der Spiegel, Foreign Policy, Lighthouse Reports, Balkan Insight, The HuffPost, The New Humanitarian, Women's Media Center, openDemocracy and many more. I also work as a fixer.

I am fluent in English, French, Russian and Slovak/Czech, and conversational in Polish, Ukrainian and Spanish.

I have covered the conflict in eastern Ukraine since 2014 and reported from Kharkiv and other cities in Ukraine as of 24 February 2022.

Altogether I've reported from more than twenty countries, and investigated issues such as sexualized violence against women dissidents in Venezuelan prisons or exploitation of Ukrainian refugees in Europe. In 2021, I was embedded aboard the Sea-Eye 4 search-and-rescue vessel in the Mediterranean as a journalist and participated in the rescue of 408 refugees.

I graduated with a Master's degree in Communication studies from Paris-Descartes-Sorbonne University (in 2012). 

I received the following journalism awards:
- Newcomer of the Year/Hans Verploeg Award with Free Press Unlimited, 2023 (nominee)
- Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship with the International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF), 2023 (runner-up)
One World Media New Voice Award, 2023 (nominee)
One World Media New Voice Award, 2022 (nominee)
Honorable mention for best reporting at the 2021 Slovak Journalism Award.

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