Sarah P. Murphy
Hi there! I'm a journalist and communications pro newly based in Brussels, where I tackle multimedia projects for Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders. (But I'm still freelancing on the side, so hit me up if you want to collaborate on something that's not a conflict of interest with my work for MSF.)
Until recently, I headed up original video storytelling out of Europe and sub-Saharan Africa for Al Jazeera's AJ+.
A passion for human rights, knack for storytelling and a relentless wanderlust have guided me through a combination of international development and journalism/media work in Kosovo, Bosnia, Georgia, South Korea and Washington, D.C.
I'm always looking for new ways to push boundaries and experiment in how we tell important stories. For me, I've done my job well when I've come up with a creative twist to help people affected by an important story communicate their perspectives to an attentive public.
I studied philosophy as an undergraduate at Emory University, and I explored a few of Europe's 'frozen conflicts' as an MSc student in Conflict Studies (Department of Government) at the London School of Economics.
This is just a placeholder page while I make the rest of this site look nice and fancy.
Do come back soon. In the meantime, feel free to drop me a line at Sarah[dot]Murphy[at]gmail[dot]com
Want something to watch until we chat? The beautiful video below is a great place to start – it's a dark but important piece about women and solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.
And here's a piece I produced about the social pressure to skin bleach in Ghana ... and the women who are pushing back against that pressure.