Francesca Borri

Francesca Borri, Italy 1980, has a background in International Law. After a short experience in the former Yugoslavia, she started working as human rights adviser in the Middle East, especially in Israel and Palestine. She turned to journalism in 2012 to cover the battle for Aleppo, and since then, her dispatches have been translated into 21 languages. Five years and 500,000 dead later, she still lives in Syria and Iraq, and in between one ceasefire and the next, she writes about Palestinians for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s main newspaper. She is the author of Syrian Dust (Seven Stories Press 2016). 

Francesca Borri was selected for the 2017 European Press Prize shortlist with ‘Destination Paradise: Among the jihadists of the Maldives’