Juan Haro Simarro is a photojournalist educated and trained in Madrid, with work experience in New York City, Central America and currently in East Africa.
Multimedia journalist interested in the world of digital communications, social media, photography, and humanitarian aid. Specialized with substantial experience in international affairs, the United Nations system and non-profit organizations.
Currently, he works as Digital Communications Officer at UNICEF Burundi where he focuses on digital media and photography with particular interest in the current political situation and how they affect 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 Central American region. He has also worked for the United Nations in New York City, with the Department of Public of Public Information where he was responsible for reporting on the Syrian war, the Ukrainian conflict and the Ebola Outbreak within the Department of Public of Public Information.
As an Assistant Producer he assisted and supported United Nations Television during filming and production. Key productions included in-depth features with the Secretary-General, to a report about new Refugee Shelters and the celebration of Nelson Mandela Day. He also contributed reporting and narration for the United Nations Spanish Radio Unit.
While serving with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Spanish Mission to the United Nations, he specialized in reporting on issues related to the Middle East, the Horn of Africa and the Balkan region.
Juan is editor and founder member of the digital magazine, “Revista Indiscretos”, where he has conducted several reports, articles, interviews and video stories. He has also worked and interned at the Volunteers Department of Telefonica Foundation, the digital magazine Enpositivo.com and the Spanish radio station, Onda Cero.
He aspires to devote his professional and personal life to denounce the injustices that occur globally and uncover the stories that remain anonymous by using the power of photography and strength of journalism.
Juan studied journalism in Madrid at University Carlos III and coursed Master´s studies in Journalism and Media Analysis at the Vytautos Magnus University of Lithuania where he collaborated with the local media industry. He also holds a diploma from the Euro-Mediterranean University Institute, where he specialized in Human Rights Advocacy.