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

I've worked with National Geographic, The Washington Post, The New York Times, BBC, Al Jazeera, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, El País, VICE, Public Radio International, USA Today, Voice of America, Poynter, Christian Science Monitor, Atlas Obscura and more. 

I'm a 2021 grantee with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation's Global Health Reporting Initiative.

I regularly work along the U.S.-Mexico border and have previously reported in 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.

I can usually be found riding my bike in the mountains around Bogotá or eating questionable street food. One time, I got canceled for calling a bald dog ugly on the BBC. 

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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