Ana Ionova is a freelance multimedia journalist based in Brazil, with a focus on human rights, migration and the environment. She has extensively reported on deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and, in 2019, she was a Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas grantee, reporting on abortion rights in northern Argentina. Previously, she spent nearly four years as a correspondent at Reuters in London and her work on human rights abuses in commodity supply chains earned her a spot on a list of UK influencers reporting on modern slavery. She has also reported in the Balkans and the Middle East, where her work explored the experiences of Syrian refugees and the impact of displacement on women. Her reporting has been published by Reuters, The New York Times, Al Jazeera, Foreign Policy, The Christian Science Monitor, The New Internationalist and others. Ana is a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School in New York City and Ryerson University in Toronto. She has specialized training in investigative reporting and photojournalism.
- Anja Niedringhaus Courage In Photojournalism Award Honorable Mention, 2015