Francesca Borri / Bari (Italy, 1980) is a Middle East based war correspondent.
Francesca moved to Ramallah, Palestine, in 2007, as a human rights specialist. She turned to journalism in 2012 with the Arab Spring, and a few years later, she was the last reporter to leave ISIS-held Aleppo. In 2018, her interview with Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar paved the way to the current ceasefire of Gaza.
Francesca works mainly for Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s largest newspaper, and al-Jazeera. Her latest book is “Destination Paradise. Among the jihadists of the Maldives”, Seven Stories Press 2018

She is now covering Covid-19 across Europe.

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