Juan Haro Simarro is a photojournalist formed in Madrid, experienced in New York City and Central America, and working in East Africa. Currently, he works as Digital Communications Officer for UNICEF Burundi where he focuses on digital media and photojournalism with particular interest in the current political situation and children rights.
Previously he has worked as a multimedia journalist for an NGO based in the highlands of rural Guatemala and as freelance in the region. He has also worked for the United Nations in New York City, where he was responsible of news production as the Syrian war, the Ukranian conflict or the Ebola Outbreak within the Department of Public of Public Information. He also assisted and supported United Nations Television shoots and productions as an Assistant Producer. Everything from in-depth features with the Secretary-General to a report about new Refugee Shelters and the celebration of Nelson Mandela Day. Also contributed with reporting and narration to the United Nations Spanish Radio Unit.
Before this, he worked at the Spanish Mission to the United Nations, where he specialized in reporting on issues related to the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and the Balkan region for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Juan is editor and founder member of the digital magazine, “Revista Indiscretos”, where he has conducted several reports, articles, interviews and video stories.
He aspires to 'devote his professional and personal life to denounce the injustices that occur globally and uncover the stories that remain anonymous through the message of photography and journalism.'
2015 - BBC - Winner photo from the BBC Travel Photo
- Breaking news
- Video editing
Multimedia Production for UNICEF
Video, photo, and story about the devastating effects of malnutrition on children and the heroic action of community leaders.