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Marianna Karakoulaki

Award-winning photojournalist, journalist and researcher with ten years of experience in journalism, publishing, and communications based in Cambridge, UK but available to travel. 

I work as a foreign correspondent, journalist, photojournalist, and fixer for a variety of media organisations and international human rights organisations from the UK, the USA, Germany, Finland, Switzerland and others. From 2020-2023 I was the communication manager for a global non-profit working on media and diversity.

I have reported from Greece, the wider Balkan region, the UK, Malta and Cyprus I have built a reputation of valid and trustworthy reporting that is trusted by thousands. Through my social media presence, I have managed to create a wide network of contacts and resources.

I focus on humanitarian reporting and politics and my expertise is in migration and refugee issues, European politics, gender and feminism, and social movements and protests. 

In 2017 my story ‘EU-Turkey Deal Fails to Stop Refugee Flow‘ published by Deutsche Welle won a prize at the European Migration Media Award. I am also a member of the National Union of Journalists (UK). In 2015 I was part of the production of 'Macedonia: Tracking Down the Refugee Kidnap Gangs' which won the Foreign Press Association Award for News Story of the Year and the Royal Television Society for the Independent Award.

My book 'Crossing Lines - Climbing Walls: Critical Perspectives on Migration in the 21st Century' will be published in the Spring of 2018.

I am currently a PhD researcher in Political Science and International Studies at the University of Birmingham. I have a BA in Mediterranean Studies (International Relations and Organisations), University of the Aegean, Greece and an MA in International Relations (Security Studies), University of Birmingham, UK.

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