I am a journalist from Barcelona now based in Madrid with years experience in media and other roles involving communications. I have reported for several newspapers based in Barcelona (La Vanguardia, DiariARA) and for the pan-European news outlet Euronews. I can do reporting in Spanish, English and Catalan. I also work in communications for Club de Madrid, an international non-profit working in topics related to development and democracy promotion. I am available for work in Madrid and occasionally in Catalonia. I can offer expertise both in Spanish and Catalan current affairs. My preferred topics are social and economic issues, politics and technology. I also have a knack for European affairs, as I hold a Master's Degree in European Integration. In my latest role, I have worked in communications for the Division for Social Policy and Development at the United Nations Headquarters (New York). There I wrote articles in English, designed promo material and edited videos. As an individual curious by nature, I love traveling and meeting new people. That is why I participate in funded projects abroad where I meet like-minded journalists and credible sources. These include a video production workshop in Berlin, a radio training at the European Parliament, a conference at Yale University and a forum in Turkey. For more information, check my website: albertguaschrafael.com
A story on Spain's push to become a natural gas hub in Europe and a foreign policy shift (recognising Morroco's sovereignty over Western Sahara) that might complicate its plans.
Para Junior Report, diario de jóvenes lectores de La Vanguardia, cómo las redes sociales salvaron a la joven de Arabia Saudita que huyó de su país
Para Junior Report, diario de jóvenes lectores de La Vanguardia, sobre la reacción de la UE ante el desarollo del Brexit.
Para Junior Report, diario de jóvenes lectores de La Vanguardia, sobre Le Pen, Matteo Salvini o Viktor Orbán; principales figuras de la extrema derecha europea
Para Junior Report, diario de jóvenes lectores de La Vanguardia, sobre la firma del Armisticio de Compiègne que puso fin a la Primera Guerra Mundial y su centenario
Colaboré en la noticia sobre las huelga feminista y sus manifestaciones por todo el territorio español.
Man vs Robot: Automated machines are disrupting labour markets and threatening mass unemployment. Now European labour unions, representing a range of workforces from shipping ports to international banks, are fighting back. This story is part of the Agora Project, a cross-border collaborative network of journalists.
A piece on Barcelona's rental market: Why prices and demand are spiking and quotes by affected people and an expert on housing
Will the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils on August 17 have an impact on Catalonia's touristic heart?
Long article written with journalist Lucian Balanuta was awarded status of Selected Contribution at the Writing for CEE Journalism Prize
Panama Papers stir up big political storm in tiny Iceland - The leak reveals that current Icelandic prime minister, who made his political career criticising banks, created an offshore company with the help of Mossack Fonseca
Six things you did not know about North Korea - As the Congress of the Worker's Party in North Korea takes place, an unprecedented amount of journalists have been allowed to enter the hermit country. Here's what we have learned from North Korea, as explained by some journalists via social media.
US court blames Chilean lieutenant of Victor Jarra's death - The well-known Chilean songwriter, assassinated right after Pinochet's coup, was killed by the military in 1973. A US civil court has found lieutenant Pedro Pablo Barrientos, who fled to the US after the Pinochet's regime fell, to be liable for the singer's death. As of now, the US has not extradited Barrientos.
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