Yousra Elbagir

Sudanese journalist

Middle East and North Africa

Yousra Elbagir is a Sudanese foreign news reporter at Channel 4, a British public- service television network. Elbagir has worked at various media organizations including VICE, CNN, The Guardian, and Reuters Africa. In 2016, she received the Thomson Foundation’s annual Young Journalist Award for her in-depth reporting on the effects of U.S. sanctions against Sudan. Her social media campaign, #SudanUnderSanction, initiated a global debate which offered Sudanese women a platform to voice their grievances caused by the aftermath of the crippling trade embargo. Elbagir is based between London and Khartoum, where she continues to inform the public on the devastating circumstances in Sudan.