Catarina Fernandes Martins is a reporter and radio producer who covers Southern Europe out of Lisbon for the Christian Science Monitor. She has also reported from Latin America and the Middle East.
For the last two years, Catarina has been traveling around Southern Europe focusing on the shifts in politics in the post-austerity era and the challenges of integrating migrants and refugees in debt-burdened countries. Most recently she covered the process of independence in Catalonia.
At the age of 23, Catarina won Portugal’s highest honor for young journalist of the year in 2013. She graduated from Transom Story Workshop in the Spring of 2015. She was a finalist for the European Journalist Awards on Diversity in 2016. and an International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) fellow in 2017. In 2017 she won the Prémio Fernando de Sousa journalism award, given by the European Commission delegation in Portugal.