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Rosa Meneses

Reporter. Arab World. Conflicts & Human Rights

Rosa Meneses

Reporter at the Spanish newspaper "El Mundo".
Expert in Maghreb & Middle East: Armed conflicts, humanitarian crisis, post conflict transitions, Human Rights, political Islam.
Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma,
Columbia University's Journalism School, New York.

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Un grito de dignidad que cambió la historia de los árabes

Nadie imaginó que el acto desesperado de un joven inspiraría a millones de personas.
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Túnez, una democracia aún frágil

Se cumplen diez años desde la caída de la dictadura de Ben Ali.
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Tambores de una guerra olvidada en el Sáhara Occidental

Casi 30 años de alto el fuego en el Sáhara Occidental han estallado por los aires.
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Michel Aoun, the Lebanese De Gaulle who changed sides

Since October, the Lebanese president has been facing the worst crisis in decades.
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Visas humanitarias para evitar las muertes en el Mediterráneo

Mientras el coronavirus hacía estragos, el Mediterráneo ha seguido cobrándose vidas.
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La Casbah de Argel, una joya que amenaza ruina en medio de las protestas

Más de 300 edificios del casco antiguo de la capital argelina están en peligro de derrumbe.
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Mona Eltahawy: "Hay un dictador en palacio, otro en la calle y otro en el dormitorio"

"Para que la revolución contra la dictadura tenga éxito necesitamos una revolución social y sexual".
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Huyendo del Estado Islámico en Irak con miedo y hambre

El campo de desplazados de Debaga está a sólo diez kilómetros de la línea de frente.
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Líbano, un país al límite

La presión de los refugiados sirios empieza a crear tensiones en el país.
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Libya: Bye-Bye ‘Brother Leader’

“We did not see my brother’s body, but we saw Qaddafi’s cadaver. And that’s enough"
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De Siria a Chatila: el doble exilio de los palestinos

La guerra siria expulsa a los hijos y nietos de los refugiados de 1948 al Líbano.
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Uno entre 60 millones

Khalaf Abdelkarim, de 15 años, es uno de los 60 millones de refugiados en el mundo.
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About

Rosa Meneses

Rosa Meneses (Barcelona, 1975) is staff reporter at the Spanish leading newspaper "El Mundo" since 1999. Her focus is Maghreb and Middle East, covering war and post-conflict transitions, humanitarian crisis, Human Rights and political Islam issues.

She is Human Rights Journalism Prize 2016 for her coverage on refugees exodus in "El Mundo" by the Spanish Association for Human Rights. She is Spain's National Prize on New Journalism 2010.

She is Ochberg Fellow at the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University's Journalism School, New York. As part of this network of reporters, she works to raise awareness on the safety issues faced by journalists reporting from war zones and the psychological impact of covering conflicts and humanitarian tragedies.

Compromised with building bridges between communities and cultures, she is member of the University Board of the Institute for Human Rights, Democracy and Peace (DEMOSPAZ), at the Autónoma University of Madrid and part of the Advisory Board at CEIPAZ.

She has been member of the Board of Directors of Reporters Without Borders-Spain (2014-2020) and vicepresident of the International Council of Reporters Without Borders-International, raising awareness on freedom of information around the world.

On January 2015, she covered the terrorist attacks in Paris against 'Charlie Hebdo' magazine and a kosher supermarket. Since the beginning of the Arab Uprising, in 2011, she is covering the events writing mainly from Tunisia and the war-torn Libya, Syria and Irak. On April 2011, she was shot while reporting from Misurata (Libya) and she survived as she was wearing a flack jacket borrowed by her colleagues from the British TV Channel Four.

Previously, she covered the war in Lebanon, in the summer of 2006.

She writes, analyses and reports regularly about political, military and social issues (terrorist attacks, social unrest, human rights, general elections, the boom of islamist movements, peace processes, humanitarian crisis) and has covered events in more than 20 countries of MENA region, specially Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara, Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Iraq, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, the Gulf countries and Turkey.

She is BA in Journalism and has Graduate Studies in 'International News and the Developing World' at Complutense University, Madrid. She has a degree on Foreign Relations by the Diplomatic School (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Spain).

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Skills

  • Research
  • Analysis & Prospective
  • Teaching
  • Blogging
  • Photoshop
  • Lightroom
  • Photo & Video Shooting
  • Web Writing
  • Self-shot Video Blogs
  • TV Stand-ups
  • On-the-ground Reporting
  • Arabic Speaker
  • Data Journalism