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Fahrinisa Campana is an independent multimedia reporter from New York City. She’s a graduate of the Columbia Journalism School and was one of four women to receive the inaugural Columbia Global Migration Fellowship in 2016. She's also completed various podcasting courses including, most recently, The Knight Center's 'The Power of Digital Audio Storytelling: From Podcasts to Voice Assistants.'


She’s currently based between New York City, Athens, Greece, and Northern Iraq covering stories about gender, migration and human rights issues. She’s a member of the Migration Newsroom, an independent investigative journalist collective created to address the lack of scrutiny in the E.U. Fahrinisa regularly reports from the US, Europe, Turkey, India, Jordan and Iraq.


Fahrinisa’s work has been featured in a number of publications, including: National Geographic, The Guardian, NPR, PRX The World, Al Jazeera English, Vox, Slate, AJ+, BBC and CNN, among others.



Fahrinisa has a BA in Linguistics from Hunter College, City University of New York (2008), an MB in Intercultural Communications from the University of London (2010), and an MS in Journalism from the Columbia Journalism School (2016). Fahrinisa has also completed several certificate courses in analogue and digital photography at The International Center of Photography in New York City. Previously, Fahrinisa lived in Mumbai, India where she worked as a documentary photographer and writer from 2012 to 2015. Fahrinisa holds dual American/Italian citizenship.

Fahrinisa is a member of:
The Overseas Press Club, New York
The Frontline Club, London
The Migration Newsroom, an investigative journalism collective in Europe
The Global Migration Project
Women Photograph
Fahrinisa is HEFAT certified


Awards / Fellowships

2020 Overseas Press Club COVID Emergency Grant Fund, grantee
2016 Columbia University Global Migration Project, Fellow
2016 Anja Neidringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, Nominee
2016 Joop Swart Masterclass, Nominee

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