Lorena Rios


Lorena Rios is a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey. She previously lived in Cairo, Egypt, where she covered the upheavals of a society in flux. In Turkey, she covers the Syrian crisis through the experiences of refugees, and Turkish policy. She is particularly interested in telling women's stories as they counteract their under-representation in public spaces and the media. Rios speaks English and Spanish, is studying Arabic, and hopes to learn Turkish so she is able to explore Turkey’s rich history and where it stands today, both for its 80 million inhabitants and as part of a volatile region.