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Sara Cincurova

HRD, Journalist
The Guardian Article

‘Parents risk children’s lives – the alternative is worse’: on board a migrant rescue ship

Rights on the Line Podcast

Season 3, Episode 4: The cost of saving lives in the Mediterranean Sea


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Sara Cincurova is a human rights journalist from Slovakia, focusing on migration, human rights, humanitarian issues, and women's rights. She has reported from about fifteen different countries, and investigated issues such as sexualized violence against women dissidentents in Venezuelan prisons or violence and torture against pregnant refugees in Libyan detention centers and those who crossed the Mediterranean during pregnancy. She also reported on forced sterilizations of transgender people in Slovakia, took a train with Chechen refugees as they were attempting to reach the EU from Belarus, and investigated how domestic abuse impacted disabled victims in Covid times. In 2021, she was embedded aboard the Sea-Eye 4 search-and-rescue vessel in the Mediterranean as a journalist on board for one month, and participated in the rescue of 408 refugees and migrants.