Francesca Borri, born 1980 in Bari, Italy, is a freelance journalist. After studying International Relations and Human Rights in Florence and Pisa, she worked as a human rights expert in Ramallah in the West Bank. Since 2012 she has been working as a war reporter on the war in Syria. Borri also worked in the Philippines, Kosovo and on Islamism in the Maldives. Her book on Maldives jihadists was nominated for the European Press Prize in 2017.