Sara Manisera is an independent reporter and author working in the Middle East, in particular in Lebanon, Iraq, Syria, Tunisia and Italy.

Her work focuses on women, civil society, conflicts, environment, migration and organized crime. It has been published in several international media outlets such as Al Jazeera, Libérration, Deutsche Welle, CNN, Antony Bourdain, Christian Science Monitor, Radio Swiss Television, RAI, Middle East Eye, Ozy, Roads&Kingdoms, Al Monitor, The Nation, Slate, The New Humanitarian, Internazionale, Lifegate, Courrier International, Repubblica, La Stampa and many others.

Sara Manisera

Basic information

Sara Manisera
Reporter and author
women, civil society, conflicts, environment, migration and organized crime
Abbiate Grasso

Supported projects

Europe's Seas in Danger

  • Environment
  • Fishing industry

EDINBURGH - Europe’s marine environment faces a plethora of severe threats. What are the key species in decline, and which interest groups are lobbying against marine protection laws? This investigation looks into Europe’s interconnected marine systems, and how they can be preserved.

The Price of Oil

  • Environment

BASRA - In Iraq, one of the world’s driest and poorest countries, Western oil companies are exacerbating water shortages as they make record profits exporting alternatives to Russian oil in the wake of the war in Ukraine.

EU regulations triggering illegal fishing in Tunisia and Libya

  • Environment
  • Fishing industry

KERKENNAH ISLANDS - In Tunisia, artisanal fishers are facing depleted fish stocks as a result of illegal bottom trawling.