I’m Megan Janetsky, a Colombia-based independent reporter and photographer covering migration, women's issues and human rights in Latin America. 

I've worked with The New York Times, BBC, The Washington Post, 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've previously reported in Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, Washington D.C. and on the U.S.-Mexico and Colombia-Venezuela borders.

I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona, where the topic of immigration was always omnipresent in news and politics, but was often deeply misunderstood. It fascinated me, and I wanted to do better. Today, my goal as a journalist is to connect untold human stories to the politics and policies, and use multimedia to show the reality on the ground.

Most importantly, I love Gilmore Girls, dogs and over-priced cheese.

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 and catch my streams of consciousness on my Twitter. All inquiries to: meganjanetsky@gmail.com or +1 602-334-9360.

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