Portrait of Sara Manisera

Sara Manisera

Sara Manisera is an independent reporter and author working in the Middle East, particularly in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Tunisia, and Italy. Sara’s research mainly focuses on environmental conflicts, gender issues, and food supply chains. Her feature stories and investigations have been published by Al Jazeera, Libèration, El Pais, The Guardian, Irpi Media, Internazionale. In 2023, she became a fellow of the Bertha Foundation, embarking on a long-term project exploring global grain supply chains.

Sara is the author of ‘Racconti di schiavitù e lotta nella campagne’ (Tales of slavery and struggle in the Italian countryside), and co-director of two documentaries, ‘La Terra mi tiene’ (The Earth holds me, Fada Collective, 2022) and ‘Iraq: Youth on the frontline’ (Arte, 2019).

Her achievements include receiving the Golden Dove for Peace (2018), the True Story Award (2019) for an investigation into Syria’s desaparecidos, and the UNCA Prince Albert II Award (2021) for her work on Iraq’s water crisis.