Janine di Giovanni

Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow

About the Expert

Expert Bio

Janine di Giovanni has reported on war and conflict for nearly twenty-five years. Starting in the Balkans and continuing on to Africa and the Middle East, she has reported on violent conflicts for the Times of London, the New York Times, and Newsweek. Di Giovanni was one of the few foreigners to witness the fall of Grozny, Chechnya, as well as to report the siege of Sarajevo, the Rwandan genocide, and the fall of the Taliban. A former Middle East editor of Newsweek, she has published eight books; the New York Times called her most recent, The Morning They Came for Us: Dispatches from Syria, “searing and necessary.” A recent Pakis fellow at Tufts University’s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Di Giovanni received a 2016 International Women’s Media Foundation’s Courage in Journalism Award. She has also won a National Magazine Award, two Amnesty International prizes, the Hay Prize for Prose, and Britain’s Granada Television What the Papers Say Foreign Correspondent of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Helen Bernstein Book Award for Excellence in Journalism.