Sara Cincurova

Human Rights Journalist

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Sara Cincurova is a human rights journalist from Slovakia, focusing on migration, human rights, humanitarian issues, and women’s rights. Her work has been published in The Guardian, BBC, Al Jazeera, HuffPost, and The New Humanitarian, among many other outlets.

She has reported from about fifteen different countries around the world, and investigated issues such as sexualized violence against women dissidentents in Venezuelan prisons or violence and torture against pregnant refugees in Libyan detention centers and those who crossed the Mediterranean during pregnancy. She 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 and asylum seekers.

In 2020, she wrote a chapter for a monograph Without Consent (Bez suhlasu), published in Slovakia, focusing on violence perpetrated against migrant women.

She holds a Master’s degree in Communications from the Paris-Descartes-Sorbonne University.

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