Sofia Barbarani is a Baghdad-based freelance journalist with a focus on gender and humanitarian reporting in conflict zones.
She has worked extensively in Iraq, the Kurdistan Region and northeast Syria, where she covered the rise and fall of ISIS and the effects of war on the civilian population. She has also reported from Tunisia, South Sudan, Venezuela, Cuba, southern Europe and the Gulf.
Her words and images have been published by Al Jazeera English, The Telegraph, The Economist, Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Washington Post, The New Humanitarian, The Guardian and The Times, among others.
She researched and wrote the 2015 Lonely Planet Iraq chapter and carried out region-wide reporting and research for The Guardian’s Latin America Now series as well as The New York Times upfront. She has been nominated for awards for her work in Syria and Venezuela.