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I'm a British-Chilean journalist who covers social justice, culture and the environment in the UK and abroad. I'm the former senior editor for the politics section of gal-dem, the award-winning media company committed to sharing the perspectives of people of colour from marginalised genders. 


My work has appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, Al Jazeera, The Telegraph, NPR, Wired, among others


In 2020 I was listed on Forbes 30 under 30 Europe, and I was shortlisted for an Amnesty Media Award for my reporting on Chile's social uprising. In 2019 I won an MHP young journalist award for a story about catcalling for HuffPost


I've also worked in documentaries, recently as a specialist researcher on Disney's feature documentary about Abbey Road Studios. I've provided live broadcast analysis for BBC World Service, spoken at the United Nations Development Programme's Social Good Summit in Istanbul, and have given a lecture on Chile's protest movement at the University of Groningen. 

Before becoming freelance I worked at The Guardian as a writer and commissioning editor. I am a former One Earth climate fellow, and former fellow with the International Journalists’ Programme in Berlin.

On the side I play music as Naomi in Blue. I also write about inequality in the music industry, and the impact music has on communities. 

Please get in touch with commissions or inquiries | @naomilars


Image by Katy Papineau

freelance journalist 
writer & editor

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