Marie Forestier

Marie Forestier

Visiting Fellow, June 2016 - December 2016

Centre for Women, Peace and Security

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Marie Forestier is an independent journalist and researcher with extensive experience working in Muslim countries and in conflict and post-conflict transition. Her current research focuses on sexual violence against Syrian women committed by pro-regime forces. 

These past three years, Marie has been a correspondent in Istanbul, Turkey and a video reporter for various television and radio stations, such as ARTE, RTS, France 2. She has been covering Turkey, the Syrian crisis, Iraq and Iran. Marie’s reports focused on politics, displaced people and refugees, human rights, radical Islam. In 2015, Marie directed a documentary about sexual crimes committed in Timbuktu, Mali in 2012-2013 and the victims’ quest for justice.

Between 2009 and 2011, Marie was a correspondent in Kabul, Afghanistan. She reported on Afghan politics, civilian casualties, militia abuses, reconciliation. Specifically on women issues, Marie focused on domestic violence, education, access to health, and female leaders. Previously, she worked in the United States, covering the 2008 presidential election and the financial crisis.

Marie graduated with a Master’s in journalism from Columbia University, and from Sciences Po Paris with a Master's in International Affairs, focusing on conflict and security issues. 

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