Javier Sauras is a multimedia journalist from Spain. 

Javier is a Ph.D. candidate in Communications at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and a Tow Center for Digital Journalism fellow. His research interests lie in the intersections between democracy and technology, populism, and the rise of new political movements in Latin America.

As a journalist, Javier has worked on issues of human rights and development across the globe, being a news-wire correspondent in China, covering the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, the civil war and famine in South Sudan, national elections and humanitarian crises in Latin America, and has been based in Shanghai, London, Bolivia, New York, and Cuba. His work appears on Al Jazeera English, Der Spiegel, El País, and Internazionale, among other outlets.

Javier has been awarded multiple times by the European Journalism Centre with the Innovation in Development Reporting grants, he was nominated to the King of Spain International Journalism 2017, the Gabriel García Márquez Journalism Award 2018, and won the European Science Journalist of the Year 2019 in the category of Multimedia and New Formats.

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Javier Sauras
Human rights and development across the globe

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Message in a Bottle

  • Economy
  • Environment
  • Industry

BRUSSELS - For the first time in history, the world is consuming more bottled water than soft drinks. Although access to safe water is both a fundamental human need and a basic human right recognised by the United Nations, the continuous growth in bottled water consumption is not just a response to basic human need.