Pesha Magid is a freelance journalist currently working out of Istanbul.

She previously spent two years working at Mada Masr, an independent Cairo-based website. She’s written extensively about refugees, gender and politics in Egypt.

Aside from her work in Egypt Pesha has reported from Tunisia, Ethiopia, Kenya and now Turkey. Her work has been published in the Guardian, Slate, Al-Monitor, Quartz, Atlas Obscura,  Roads and Kingdoms, and Huck Magazine among other publications.

She loves to experiment with reporting and likes to combine illustration, video and audio with her writing. Pesha speaks and reads Arabic and basic French and Spanish and is proficient with Final Cut, Photoshop and Audacity.

When not reporting, Pesha can be found spending way too much money at bookstores because she refuses to buy a kindle. She is available for assignment.