João Fernandes

Role: Free lance journalist

Stationed At: Lisbon, Portugal

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The path that has brought me this far in that pursuit has been paved by dedication, professionalism and the will to keep improving.

I try to uncover what people rarely know about socio-political status that come to us from other sides of the world. I collect stories of ordinary people in countries that are not free nor democratic. I search for positive examples of how individuals and communities find ways to change their situation.

I believe fair and well-done journalism from the field can make a difference and/or provoke positive change. I also used to work as a media coordinator for development NGOs in many parts of Africa & India. I am a passionate traveller (mostly slow and responsible travel), explorer, adventurer, swimmer and I love talking about my experience. I speak five European languages.