USC Dornsife College Of Letters Arts and Sciences

University of Southern California

Clément Girardot is a French freelance reporter who writes mainly in-depth stories about the Caucasus region and Turkey. He lived in Istanbul for two years and he is now based in Tbilisi, Georgia. His work is inspired by forgotten territories, borders and those who break them, stories of memory and resistance, innovative endeavors. His latest reporting project – in collaboration with photographer Julien Pebrel – is dedicated to religious and cultural diversity in Georgia. His stories appeared in Le Monde Magazine, Le Temps, La Tribune de Gen̬ve, Mediapart, L’Equipe Magazine, TV5 Monde, Eurasianet, Days Japan… In 2016, he was awarded the Nicolas Bouvier reporting prize by the Geneva-based Swiss Press Club. He is also the co-founder and editor of Mashallah News, an independent collective platform focusing on social, cultural and urban issues in the Middle East. In 2011, Mashallah News received the World Summit Youth Award. In 2014, he co-edited a book called Beirut Re-Collected, an anthology of forgotten stories from the Lebanese capital.

Clément Girardot