Nancy Porsia

freelance journalist

Nancy Porsia is a freelance journalist and research consultant specializing in the Middle East and North Africa. Her feature stories from Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Libya, Iraq and Tunisia have been published by the international media, magazines and broadcasters (ARTE, ARD, The Guardian, Al Jazeera, La Vanguardia, TRT World, Xinhua Press Agency, HBO, Deutsche Welle etc.) as well as Italian media (RAI, SkyTG24, L’Espresso, Panorama, Repubblica, Il Fatto Quotidiano, etc). Based in Libya for over five years in the aftermath of the 2011 revolution, Nancy reported on the country’s civil war and migration. Her investigation on Libyan officers’ involvement in human trafficking, published in late 2016, has been widely published by international broadcasters.

As a research consultant and lecturer, Nancy contributes to several think tanks and universities (Cambridge University, Goldsmiths University of London, King's College of London, Northwestern University Of Chicago, Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale etc). In the framework of her extensive field work in Libya and the Mediterranean region, she was surveilled for six months by Italian prosecutors, which led to criticism among journalists and lawyers for alleged press freedom breaches. Since 2017 Nancy has been working on migration flow and its socio-political contexts in the Horn of Africa. She is one of the authors of the book Decolonizing the Mediterranean published in 2017 by Cambridge Scholar Publishing and Balas para todas published in 2021 by Larrad Ediciones.

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