Katya Cengel Freelance » IWMF Alumni

IWMF Alumni represent all media platforms including, print, broadcast, online and multimedia. These talented news professionals work with the IWMF as Mentors, Fellows, or Grantees. They are based around the world and are united in their pursuit of under-reported stories that are essential in shedding light on global issues. The IWMF is proud to support this community further develop their on-the-ground reporting skills through training, grants, mentoring, and reporting trips.

Katya Cengel -- Freelance

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Print Journalist Freelance

Katya Cengel is a freelance print journalist who has covered everything from tuberculosis sniffing rats in Mozambique to retired child soldiers in Burma. Her work has appeared in Newsweek, National Geographic News, and Foreign Policy, among other publications. A World Affairs Journalism Fellow, she earned a second place Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Award in 2006 for her series on the wives of Sudan’s “Lost Boys”. More recently, she was a 2014 ICFJ/UN Maternal and Newborn Health Mozambique fellow and a 2015 International Reporting Project Guatemala fellow. She teaches journalism at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.


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