Simona Foltyn is a journalist, writer and videographer based in Dubai. Her work focuses on in-depth coverage of armed conflict, human rights, social justice and development in East Africa and the Middle East. Since 2014, she has extensively covered the conflict in South Sudan. She has also reported from Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda and Iraq. Simona's written work has been published in the Guardian, Foreign Policy, the Washington Post, Vice News and the German weekly Die Zeit, among others. A multimedia journalist who shoots, produces and edits her own footage, her reports have been aired on France24, Deutsche Welle, Al Jazeera English and PBS Newshour. Simona is a grantee of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute and a non-resident fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Simona holds a Masters in Public Affairs from Princeton University and speaks Slovak, German, English and French, as well as some Spanish and Arabic. Before becoming a journalist, she worked for the United Nations in Sudan and South Sudan and the Boston Consulting Group in the Gulf.