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Marianna Karakoulaki is a freelance journalist and researcher focusing on humanitarian reporting and social protests. She also voluntarily works as the articles editor, director of the editorial board, and book series editor of the online academic publication E-International Relations, the largest open access website for scholars and students of international politics.

She is a freelance foreign correspondent for Deutsche Welle (DW News English), and has written for several other outlets including but not limited to: N-TV (Germany) IRIN News, the Middle East Eye, she worked as a stringer for News that Moves (Internews), and she contributes to radio programmes including BBC World Service, BBC Scotland, CBC Radio, and Voice of America among others. She has worked as a producer for Channel 4 News at the award winning film “Macedonia: Tracking Down the Refugee Kidnap Gangs” (London Foreign Press Association Award for News Story of the Year, and Royal Television Society for the Independent Award).

Her story ‘EU-Turkey Deal Fails to Stop Refugee Flow‘ published on Deutsche Welle won the European Migration Media Award (Online, English).

She has worked as a producer for several media and human rights organisations including Radio Television Suisse (Switzerland), BBC Radio 4 (UK), Sanomat (Finland), Voice of America (USA), Human Rights Watch, Reufgees International, Save the Children and others. Her comments and tweets have appeared on BBC Radio World Service, Voice of America, The Guardian, The Times, Mashable, Al Jazeera, Buzzfeed, Bernardinai (Lithuania), Telerama (France) and others. Marianna has been interviewed multiple times on refugee related issues and has presented at conferences and given lectures to several universities and conferences. In October 2016 she was a keynote speaker a the ‘Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist Perspectives on global issues in Europe‘ in Brussels organised by WIDE+ and the Women’s European Lobby. She has been profiled by the feminist organisation AWID about her work on refugee issues.

Her book Crossing Lines – Climbing Walls: Critical Perspectives on Migration in the 21st Century will be published in Spring 2018.

This page is still under construction. For inquiries please contact her.