Jose Miguel Calatayud

freelance journalist

Jose Miguel Calatayud is an award-winning journalist based in Berlin since January 2020, and a Project Director at Arena for Journalism in Europe, which promotes cross-border collaborative journalism and where he manages the Arena Housing Project, an open collaborative network for housing reporters and researchers. He launched and was the coordinator of Cities for Rent, a cross-border investigation into corporate landlords, which was shortlisted for the IJ4EU Impact Award and the Sigma Journalism awards for data journalism.

Before moving to Berlin, Jose was successively based in Nairobi, Istanbul and Barcelona. He has reported from more than 20 countries in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East; and his writing has appeared in Foreign Policy magazine, Al Jazeera, New Statesman and El País, among other media outlets. A believer in the power of collaborations, he has also worked with organisations like AlgorithmWatch, Tactical Tech and Eticas Foundation.

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