Emma Beals (2016, 2017) is a returning Logan Nonfiction Program fellow. She is an award-winning investigative journalist and producer who has focused on the conflicts in Syria and Iraq and the rise of ISIS. She has traveled into rebel-held Syria numerous times and reported extensively from the conflict zones throughout the region.
Emma’s work has appeared in publications across the world. She has produced news and documentaries for a variety of television and film clients.
Emma is the 2017 James W. Foley World Press Freedom honoree and a James Beard Foundation Awards 2017 Food Reporting nominee. She co-founded the Frontline Freelance Register and the ACOS Alliance, both of which strive to improve safety for freelance journalists working in conflict. She is also a trustee of the Frontline Club in London, and has recently joined the advisory council of Hostage US.
Emma is working on a book that traces how Syria’s war led to the rise of Donald Trump and far-right movements in the US.