Annie Hylton is an international investigative journalist and magazine writer from Canada.  Through long-form 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. 

She is a recipient of the 2018 NYU Reporting Award and a visiting scholar at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She is a 2018 grantee of the International Women’s Media Foundation Howard G. Buffett Fund. Her work has also 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.

Fellowships and Grants:

2018: IWMF Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists

2018: NYU Reporting Award

2018: Thomson Reuters Foundation Uncovering Security Story Lab and travel grant

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