Laurent Sierro

Specializes in global political and humanitarian journalism

Laurent Sierro is the United Nations Correspondent in Geneva for the Swiss News Agency (Keystone-ATS) and a former Vice-president of the Executive Committee of the Association of Correspondents accredited at the United Nations in Geneva (ACANU) 2018/2019. He is also a Journalist- in-residence within the Global Fellowship Initiative at the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP). He has been working for more than 15 years for Keystone-ATS, previously as international reporter and as a newsroom coordinator. He was also the Swiss correspondent for the French weekly Courrier international between 2004 and 2011. He graduated in journalism from the Ecole Supérieure de Journalisme (ESJ) and in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies from the Ecole des Hautes Études Internationales in Paris. Laurent is also a former student of the MA in geopolitics from the University of Marne-la-vallée.  Aside from his mandates, he contributed to several Swiss and foreign publications (Le Monde, Slateafrique, la Cité…). His various stories brought him to numerous countries and territories like the Gaza strip, Democratic republic of Congo (DRC), Ukraine or Bosnia and Herzegovina.  He is a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. A former Transatlantic Media Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, he's also a member of the Transatlantic Media Network of the Atlantic Council. Laurent has been consulted by several foreign media groups and was invited as a guest speaker in several American and Swiss universities. Laurent Sierro published « Les Nuits américaines: au coeur de la diversité politique, économique et sociale des Etats-Unis » at Editions Georg in Geneva.  In 2016, he was awarded the Prix Nicolas Bouvier for his coverage of International Geneva.