Ottavia Spaggiari was selected as runner-up for the 2021 European Press Prize Distinguished Reporting Award with ‘Escape: the woman who brought her trafficker to justice.’
Ottavia Spaggiari is an Italian independent journalist and long-form writer focusing on social justice issues, migration and human rights. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, The New Yorker, Slate, The New Humanitarian and others. She has been a fellow at Columbia Journalism School’s Global Migration Project and a recipient of the Investigative Journalism for Europe grant. She received her Master of Arts in Politics and Global Affairs from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she was a San Paolo fellow.