I’m Megan Janetsky, a Colombia-based freelance journalist covering migration, gender issues and human rights in Latin America. 

I've worked with National Geographic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, BBC, The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, VICE, Public Radio International, Voice of America, Poynter, Christian Science Monitor, Atlas Obscura and more. I am the Colombia/Venezuela stringer for USA Today.

I regularly work along the U.S.-Mexico border and have previously reported in the Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, the American Southwest and Washington D.C.

I grew up in Arizona, where the topic of migration was omnipresent in news and politics, but was often deeply misunderstood. Today, my goal as a journalist is to connect untold human stories to politics and policy, and use multimedia to show the realities on the ground.

Most importantly, I love over-priced cheese and am usually riding my bike in the mountains around Bogotá.

I graduated with a degree in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and I comply with the standards set forth by the SPJ Code of Ethics in all of my work. Read more about me on paper here or connect on Twitter. All inquiries to: meganjanetsky@gmail.com or +1 602-334-9360.

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