Juli Simond is a freelance writer and editor currently based in Brussels, Belgium.

Juli focuses primarily on issues surrounding health, environment, and justice. Her focus lies within people-centred writing and building bridges over barriers through storytelling. She is the deputy editor of Are We Europe, an independent media outlet. 

Juli Simond

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Juli Simond
Freelance Writer and Editor

Supported projects

Chlordecone: The Toxic Legacy of Pesticides in the French Antilles

  • Environment
  • Healthcare

FORT-DE-FRANCE / BASSE TERRE – This investigation goes behind the scenes of a French state scandal, tracing a historical route from governmental actors who approved use of chlordecone, a dangerous chemical, in agriculture, to the realities of victims speaking out today. Their testimonies highlight how the islands of Martinique and Guadeloupe face an environmental and sanitary disaster still ongoing.

pesticides in french antilles

Dry To The Bone

  • Cities
  • Environment

PUGLIA - From the role of organised crime to the failings of national and European institutional oversight, this investigation on the ground raises awareness regarding the main players of the agricultural market.

Claudia Colliva & Giada Santana