Annie Hylton is an international investigative journalist from Canada. Through longform narrative writing, she seeks to create empathy and illustrate the human stakes behind key policy debates. She writes about gender, immigration, human rights, and conflict, and has worked in the Middle East, Central America, and East Africa, among others.
She teaches journalism at Sciences Po in Paris and was a former international human rights lawyer focusing on situations of conflict. She is a graduate of Columbia University’s Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism and also holds a J.D. and Master of Laws in international humanitarian law.
Her work has been supported by Thomson Reuters Foundation, The Stanley Foundation, and the Nation Institute Investigative Fund.
Annie was an assistant editor, and contributed a Chapter on the right to freedom of movement, for an updated commentary to the 1949 Geneva Conventions, published by Oxford University Press in 2015. The publication won a 2017 American Society of International Law prize for its high technical craftsmanship and utility to practicing lawyers and scholars.
2017: International Reporting Project fellow
2016-17: Global Migration fellow, Columbia University
2015-16: Stabile fellow of Investigative Journalism, Columbia University
2017: RISC, Hostile environment training
2016: Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones