Jessica Sestili

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Paris, France

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Jessica Sestili

Fluent English, French
Average Italian and German

Reporting, Live Stand-up, Live Phoner and Skype, Fixing, Newsroom and Ground Production, Research
Freelance journalist, working for TV mainly but also radio and print. I work full time with France24 as a freelancer and often cover Paris for Sky News breaking news, correspondancy and reporting. I have also worked with The Daily Telegraph, CBC and RTE. I cover international and national news, political, cultural, social and business reports.

Travel-lover, passionate about French politics, business, Middle eastern politics and war zone reporting, I was born in London, but have triple citizenship (British, Australian and Italian) and later I lived in Paris while I do go back to London often. I have reported in French and English, and worked in French, English, Italian and German.

Jessica Sestili is a journalist based in Paris, France.


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Today's Focus marks the World Down Syndrome Day, an annual global event that helps raise awareness about the syndrome and what it means to lead a life with it. In France alone, more than 50,000 people have been diagnosed with Down syndrome. But despite all the goodwill and the activism carried out, the syndrome is barely mentioned in this spring's presidential campaign. Our reporters met Julia and Vincent, who are fighting to raise awareness about it.


In 2016, the British government took in some 750 vulnerable underage migrants, known as unaccompanied minors - four times less than originally pledged. These youngsters now face the challenge of integrating into UK society while dealing with traumatic memories of their journey, as well as cultural differences and bureaucracy. Our reporters Julien Sauvaget and Jessica Sestili travelled to London to meet one of them: 17-year-old Afghan refugee Haris, who is living with his uncle's family.


Just a few days after the November 13 terror attacks, a large-scale police raid took place in the northern Paris suburb of Saint-Denis. French intelligence had received a tip-off that the suspected ringleader of the attacks was hiding in a residential building and police stormed the block of flats. Many residents were evacuated from their homes. More than a year on from that traumatising night, some say the state has still not helped them to find a new home. Our reporters went to meet them.

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