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ABOUT

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French-born and South African raised, I lived and traveled in several parts of the globe—working as an independent journalist, formerly in international development.

I have a passion for writing and reporting on anything gender infused—especially when spiced with environmental flavors. My work has appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, Vice, Thomson Reuters, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Dazed, Refinery29, or Ms. Magazine, among other publications.​

I recently won an award for my investigation on PFAS chemicals for a project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. I completed their mid-career Master’s program in Science Journalism with a focus on investigative techniques. I lived in South East Asia and reported the rise of human trafficking following Nepal’s 2015 earthquake, or India’s first women’s mosque going solar. I infiltrated Berlin’s nightclubs for months to enter the world of bouncers, becoming one myself for a Cosmopolitan story. My story on violence against women environmental defenders in the United States was mentioned in other publications.

In the past, I have worked for the European Climate Foundation, the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or the European Women’s Audiovisual Network. I completed a Master’s in Gender and Development at the London School of Economics in 2011, where I investigated the sex trafficking of women and men.

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Use the form above or email me to sarahurtes@gmail.com

 

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