Nuria Tesón is a spanish independent multi-media journalist and writer based in Istanbul (Turkey) after living in Cairo (Egypt) between 2009 and 2014. She is specialized in covering conflicts throughout MENA and has spend the last decade covering the most newsworthy places in the region from the migrant’s assaults to Melilla’s spanish border fence in northern Morocco, to the syrian refugee crisis in Turkey’s southeastern town of Urfa,
As an independent correspondent in Egypt she has been special envoy to the Lybian civil war, Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza... and has covered the Middle East turmoil along the last lustrum for AJ, El País, Cuatro TV, CNN+, DW, Rfi, La Ser radio, Noticias RCN, Mundo Fox, NTN24...She holds a journalism degree from the Complutense University, and a master degree from the Universidad Autónoma University and EL PAÍS and developes her journalistic career in written press, television and radio.
Tesón trulybelieves that the combination of these formats give journalists the opportunity to widely and deeply cover different issues in a better way.For that reason in 2014 she joined AJ+, digital Al Jazeera venture, when they were exploring a new way of storytelling, willing to look for new ways ofcommunication.
Since then she works in a daily basis as its freelance correspondent in Turkey while contributing to other international media.Previously she worked as staff member at EL PAÍS where she participated in several investigative coverages as Malaya, Gürtel... before becoming news editor and joining the wise men team who developed the renovation of the newspaper in 2007 being the only junior journalist taking part in the discussions.
Nuria Tesón is also a lecturer and speaker for different Universities (UAM, UCM...) and institutions (Casa Árabe, Fundación Tres Culturas) especialized on Egypt, arab, and gender issues and teaches at El País school of Journalism.