Sally Hayden (2019) is a law graduate with an MSc in international politics and has been working as a journalist since 2013. After almost two years as the chief staff writer for VICE News in the UK, she went freelance in 2016, working for organizations including the BBC, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Telegraph, Newsweek, CNN, Al Jazeera, Channel 4 News, Reuters and TIME, while reporting from countries including DR Congo, Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Sudan, Liberia and Cambodia. Her work has particularly focused on migration, humanitarian crises and human rights issues. Sally won foreign correspondent of the year at the Newsbrand Irish Journalism Awards last year, first prize in the European Migration Media Awards and was a finalist in the One World Media awards, Amnesty International’s Gaby Rado Award for Best New Journalist, the Frontline Club Awards and the Kurt Schork Memorial Awards for International Journalism. She was listed in Forbes “30 Under 30” list for Media in Europe 2019. She is currently based in Uganda.
As a Logan Nonfiction Program fellow, Sally will be writing a book about Libyan migrant detention centers.