Episode 5: Emma Beals

Emma Beals is an investigative journalist and producer from New Zealand who has focused on the conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the rise of ISIS since 2012. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, Vice News, Raconteur Magazine, USA Today, Al Jazeera, and many other outlets. She is the 2017 James W. Foley World Press Freedom honoree and a nominee for the 2017 James Beard Foundation Awards in food reporting. She co-founded the Frontline Freelance Register and the ACOS Alliance, both of which strive to improve safety for freelance journalists working in conflict. 

“I get a gut feeling about countries,
and Syria just grabbed me.”