Aitor Sáez is a freelance journalist based in Mexico from 2018 as correspondent for the international TV, Deutsche Welle, and also collaborating for some Spanish newspapers. He is interested in Human Rights and Migration issues, always working in a deep-human perspective.
Awarded as 'Best Young Journalist (under 30)' in Spain of the year 2016 by the Asociación Prensa Madrid (APM) and in the contest 'Gender and Justice' (2019) by ONU Mujeres and Supreme Court of Mexico for the reportage Reporteras en riesgo. Also winner of 'Ciudades Iberoamericanas de Paz' (2019) for a feature about a Colombian town that adopts unknown corpses of missed people.
He wrote two books: Syriza, la gran esperanza rota (Editorial UOC, 2016) and
Crónica de una paz incierta. Colombia sobrevive (Círculo de Tiza, 2018).
From 2016 to 2018 he lived in Colombia, while covering Latin America from nine countries. Focused on main political events and social issues. During 2015, he worked for the Spanish newspaper LA RAZÓN and TV 'Cuatro' in Greece, Eastern Europe and Venezuela on the coverages of the Greek debt crisis and refugee wave, while doing the refugee route through seven countries. This collective work was awarded on the TV 'Premio Iris' as best news coverage 2016.
He usually collaborates for Planeta Futuro, eldiario.es, El Confidencial and El Periódico. Before, he lived in Germany (2014) and studied in Brazil (2013). He finished his studies on Journalism in the Universidade Federal de Goiás (Goiânia, Brazil). He carried out an internship in the newspaper EL PAÍS and Barcelona Televisió (BTV) during 2013. These practices and his professional experience made him a complete freelancer able to work on Newspaper, TV and Photography. He speaks six languages.