Sally Hayden


Sally Hayden is a journalist focused on migration and human rights issues, and the author of ‘My Fourth Time, We Drowned: Seeking Refuge on the World’s Deadliest Migration Route’, which was published this year by 4th Estate, HarperCollins. She currently works as the Africa correspondent for the Irish Times, and has reported for outlets including the BBC, the New York Times, TIME, the Washington Post, the Guardian, the Telegraph, and Newsweek, along with many others. She is a two-time winner of foreign correspondent of the year at the Newsbrands Irish Journalism Awards; first prize in the EU Migration Media Awards; and the Irish Red Cross Journalism Excellence Award; as well as being a finalist for the Amnesty International Gaby Rado award for best new journalist; the Kurt Schork Memorial Awards; the Frontline Club Awards; and the One World Media Awards. In 2019, she was listed on the Forbes list of ’30 under 30′ in media in Europe.

My Sessions

MoJo-Giving a voice to the voiceless

Over the last decade we have seen various instances when smartphones and social media have been leveraged to create a mass movement for change, one only needs to look at the “Arab Spring” to see how huge that impact can be. The one unique characteristic of all smartphones when compared to all other cameras is […]