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Mayte Carrasco

Mayte Carrasco is a freelance reporter, analyst and teacher. In 2011 she received the International Press Club Best Foreign Journalist Award. She was also a finalist for the Cirilo Rodríguez War Correspondent’s Prize 2012 and has received a Mother Earth Special Mention from the Mediterranean Foundation for her career as a whole. She worked as a correspondent in France and Russia and has covered international conflicts for some years, working with national and international media outlets including iTELE-Canal Plus (France), El País, Público, La Nación, DPA, Die Welt, Cadena SER, Yo Dona, Informativos Telecinco (TV5 News), Foreign Policy (Spanish edition), and OpenDemocracy. She produces, records and edits her own work.

She has been covering the Arab revolutions. She spent a month and a half in July and August, in the provinces of Homs and Damascus (Syria); one month in Homs during the attack on the Baba Amr district in February; the war in Libya from Tripoli (Gaddafi’s regime and downfall) in August 2011; the rebel zone in the east of Libya and drama of refugees at the Ras Ajdir border between Tunisia and Libya; and the revolution in Egypt (Cairo). She has also worked in other conflicts including the Kremlin’s dirty war in the Northern Caucasus (Chechnya and Ingushetia); the al-Qaida kidnappings and terrorism in the Sahel desert north of Mali; the war between Russia and Georgia in 2008; and the conflict in Afghanistan, a country where she frequently works. Before this she worked for three years as a correspondent in Paris and Moscow for the TV channel Cuatro, Punto Radio, and the TV news programme Informativos Telecinco, giving in-depth cover of the news in both countries. She also worked for the multilingual channel Euronews in 2004.

Update: 19 November 2012


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