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Reporter. Writer. Radio and multimedia producer  | Currently in Lisbon, Portugal  | Updating...


Who is Catarina

Catarina Fernandes Martins

I’m a reporter based in Lisbon.

I cover Southern Europe and focus on emergencies and major shifts in politics in the age of austerity. I’ve covered the Greek crisis, the refugee crisis in the Balkans, I’ve reported on Brexit and written about women rights and miners in El Salvador and bedouins in the Palestinian territories. Meaning: I’ll travel anywhere.

I report in Portuguese and English for print, audio and multi-media outlets and have worked with international journalists covering stories in Portugal.

I have reported from Portugal, Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Belgium, Germany, the Balkans, the UK, the US, Israel and the Palestinian territories and El Salvador. My work has appeared in The Guardian, The Christian Science Monitor, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera America, The Boston Globe, Mashable, WCAI (Cape and Islands NPR Station), Marketplace, RTP 2 (Portuguese State Television), Expresso, VISÃO, PÚBLICO, Revista 2, Diário de Notícias, Notícias Magazine and Rádio Renascença.

At the age of 23, I won the most prestigious journalist award in Portugal for young journalist of the year in 2013. I graduated from Transom Story Workshop in the Spring of 2015, made possible because of the help of FLAD (Luso-American Development Foundation). I was a finalist for the European Journalist Awards on Diversity in 2016. I was an International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) fellow in 2017. I won Prémio Fernando de Sousa in 2017. Check my work on PRX. Follow me on Twitter.

I can survive for 3.2 days on no sleep as long as I’m well-fed.