Sara Cincurova

Sara Cincurova is a freelance human rights journalist from Slovakia, focusing on migration, conflict, human rights, humanitarian issues, and women's rights. She has written for The Guardian, BBC News, The New York Magazine, Al Jazeera English, Der Spiegel, Foreign Policy, The HuffPost, The New Humanitarian, Women's Media Center and many more. She is fluent in English, French, Russian, and Slovak/Czech, and has a working level knowledge of Polish, Ukrainian and Spanish. Cincurova has extensively covered the conflict in eastern Ukraine since 2014 and reported from Kharkiv and other cities in Ukraine as of 24 February 2022. She has also reported from more than twenty other countries, and investigated issues such as sexualized violence against women dissidents in Venezuelan prisons or violence against pregnant refugees in Libyan detention centers. She continued with a series of stories covering the trajectories of women who were forced to cross the Mediterranean during pregnancy. Cincurova also reported on forced sterilizations of transgender people in Slovakia, took a train with Chechen refugees as they were attempting to reach the EU from Belarus, and investigated how domestic abuse impacted disabled victims in Covid times. In 2021, she was embedded aboard the Sea-Eye 4 search-and-rescue vessel in the Mediterranean as a journalist on board, and participated in the rescue of 408 refugees. She was nominated for the One World Media New Voice Award in 2022 and received an Honorable Mention for best reporting at the 2021 Slovak Journalism Award. Cincurova graduated with a Master's degree in Communication studies from Paris Descartes Sorbonne University (in 2012).

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