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Sophia Jones

 

 

 

 

 

Sophia is an Istanbul-based journalist and editor. 

She leads a global team of reporters and visual storytellers at the Fuller Project, a journalism nonprofit reporting on key issues impacting women around the world. Their mission: to amplify women's voices, dig deep through research and reporting, and produce hard-hitting journalism on under-covered gender issues shaping our world today. 

Prior to joining the Fuller Project as a senior editor and reporter, Sophia served as HuffPost's Middle East correspondent from 2013-2016, reporting on everything from the Islamic State's rapid expansion across Iraq and Syria to the deadly impact of U.S. airstrikes on Afghan civilians.

She has written and reported for The New York Times, Politico, Foreign Policy, Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, NPR, Public Radio International, Elle, Glamour Magazine, WIRED'S Backchannel, The Huffington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, The Daily Beast, The New Republic, Reuters and others. She was a 2017 grantee with the Fund for Investigative Journalism, European Journalism Centre, and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

Sophia has reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkey, Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, South Africa, Ghana, Greece, Russia, Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary and Germany.

She's traveled the length of the refugee trail from Turkey to Germany alongside Syrian refugees, hiked a mountain in Kabul with female Afghan mountaineers and embedded with a bomb squad defusing IEDs by hand in Iraq to get to the heart of the story.

Sophia recently led a panel at the Newseum in Washington, DC, on women and journalism, and she'll be discussing women and journalism at this year's SXSW. She has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, NPR and Al Jazeera America to discuss her work.

Follow Sophia on Twitter at @sophia_mjones. Please get in touch if you are interested in collaborating with or supporting the Fuller Project.

 

 
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Selected Work

WHEN RUSSIAN TROLLS ATTACK

WIRED's Backchannel

Russian women are fighting back against fighting back against Russia’s Kremlin-influenced trolling machine. 

 

HOW SOCIAL CONSERVATISM FUELD RUSSIA'S HIV EPIDEMIC

Politico Magazine

Putin turned to the Orthodox Church to help consolidate his rule. And the Church cracked down on sensible approaches to sexually transmitted diseases. Now, Russia has a crisis on its hands.

 

AFGHANISTAN AND GENDER EQUALITY LIES

The New York Times

What if Afghan women don’t need rescuing? What if, instead, the US better supported them while they rebuilding their own country?

AFGHANS HAUNTED BY US STIKES ON MSF HOSPITAL WANT THE TRUTH, NOT MONEY AND APOLOGIES

HuffPost

Six months after the attack that killed 42 Afghan civilians, the U.S. military’s lack of transparency is still hurting Afghans

 

LIVE, FROM AFGHANISTAN

Glamour Magazine

The first-ever all-female TV news station there runs a lot like any station in the U.S., with one big exception: These journalists are risking their lives.

A THOUSAND MILES IN THEIR SHOES

HuffPost

On the road with Syrian refugees from Turkey all the way to Germany. 

 

 

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Email: sophia.marie.jones@gmail.com or sophia@fullerproject.org

Twitter: @sophia_mjones

Skype: sophiamariejones

 

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