Aitor Sáez

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 Futuroeldiario.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.

FORMATION

Sep 2008 - December 2011

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) - Spain

Feb 2012 - Jan 2013

Studies in Social Communication

Universidade Federal de Goiás (UFG) - Brazil

Sep 2006 - June 2008

High School, Social branch - 98%

IES Pere Calders - Barcelona, Spain

COURSES

16-22 November 2014

Solidarity Academy -

Journalism in Eastern Europe

European Solidarity Centre - Gdánsk, Poland

12-22 August 2014

Training course - Conflict management

Erasmmus+, Gain & Sustain - Graz, Austria

28 June - 5 July 2014

Training course -

Human Rights, Roma Rights

Asociata Youth Media - Sfântu Gheorgue, Romania

02-16 August 2011

Reporter Academy - Bosnia & Herzegovina

EXPERIENCE

September 2016 - currently

Regular collaborator

Deutsche Welle - international TV

Coverage of Colombian current affairs, breaking news and social issues. Features on-the-field for the News edition. Coverage of the Latin America main political events and natural disasters. Broadcast and edition for my own and with self-equipment. Member of the correspondent Desk in Bogotá.

December 2014 - currently

Freelance

Spanish and international papers

Long features and reportages for different Spanish papers as El Confidencial, eldiario.es, La Razón and ARA, and international media as Equal Times or Migration Policy Centre, while covering social issues on Greece (2014-15) and Latin America (2016-until now).

September - December 2014

Volunteer

Serres for UNESCO - Greek ONG

European Volunteer Service (EVS) in a Media group dedicated

to the Radio and Video Production, Social Nets and Project Management of solidary campaigns.

June - September 2013

Internship

Barcelona Television (BTV)

Reporter and cameraman. Video taping of sports events.Recording and production for TV emissions. Technical skills with camera and the editing program AVID.

January 2012 - January 2013

Assistant in Audiovisual Dpt.

Universidade Federal Goiás - Brazil

Organisation of Academical Extension Programs. Production of short documentaries and online contents.Press adviser of cooperation and anthropological projects.

June 2015 - currently

Stringer

Cuatro, Telecinco - Spanish TV channels

Coverage of the main events and breaking news of Greece (2015) and Latin America (2016 until now). Features for two of the national most important channels in Spain. Broadcast and edition for my own and with self-equipment. Part of the team winner of the TV award 'Premio Iris' as the best coverage of the refugee wave in 2016.

December 2014 - January 2016

Regular collaborator

La Razón - Spanish newspaper

Coverage of the Greek debt crisis, refugee wave to Europe and Venezuelan elections (2015) for one of the most important newspaper in Spain. Daily features writing and research of long-term issues.

September 2013 - September 2014

Blog collaborator

ARA - Catalan newspaper

Collaborations for the International Section of a Catalan journal. Own blog with features about social and political issues in Eastern Germany.

February - June 2013

Internship

EL PAÍS Newspaper

Specialization in Photography and Social Issues. Management of agencies and institutional contacts. Constant contact with current events as journalist.

September 2008 - December 2011

Reporter in local media

Cerdanyola - Barcelona

News weekly writing and Photography. Competences as reporter: search of topics and interviews. Management of sources and documentation. Investigation briefs. Comentator of basketball and football matches. Production of an own sports program.

ACHIEVEMENTS

April 2019

Unión de Ciudades Capitales Iberoamericanas (UCCI)

For the feature 'The town that adopts corpses' about missed people in Colombia.

June 2017

Best young journalist (under 30) 2016

Asociación de la Prensa de Madrid (APM)

Most important recognition in Spain.

December 2016

Premio Iris - TV award

for the collective work in Noticias Cuatro on the coverage of the refugee wave to Europe. Most important TV award in Spain.

2014

Contest organized by the Girona's government, Spain,

to make a calendar

2013

Ribbon Award - Photography Contest

China International Photographic Art Exhibition

2013 - 2014

Solidarity Photo Exhibition 'Now'

A serie of children portrays showing the childhood in poor situations. Organized in Barcelona and Dresden, Germany. Donation of Sparkasse bank. The donations were given to NGOs

LANGUAGES

Spanish - tongue

Catalan - tongue

First Certificate (Cambridge) + professional use

English - C1

One year of studies in Brazil and intensive course

Portuguese - bilingual

TestDaf and one year living in Germany

German - C1

Six-year studies in a official school

French - B1

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