Janine di Giovanni

Middle East Editor
Janine di Giovanni

Award-winning author and journalist Janine di Giovanni has been covering global conflict since the 1980s, and is considered one of Europe's most respected journalists. Her new book, Ghosts by Daylight, has been called by Sebastian Junger "a profound and beautiful book about the two great human struggles: Love and War," and "a great and important achievement" by Elizabeth Gilbert.


In her book, The Place at the End of the World: Essays from the Edge, as with all her writing, she covers the human cost of war - working often in conflict zones that the world's press has forgotten. She is the Middle East Editor of Newsweek, and a contributing editor of Vanity Fair. She is also a consultant on Syria for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). She has won many awards for her reportage, war reporting and journalism.

Remembering Clare Hollingworth

Hollingworth was cunning, smart, charming and an impeccably fast reporter who broke one of the first glass ceilings long before the phrase was coined.

Inside Syria's Propaganda Wars

From ISIS beheadings to the siege of Aleppo, the propaganda war in Syria has played out on social media as observers struggle for access.

After Mosul, Will Kurdistan Be Free?

Some Kurds worry about another American betrayal, but many still hope a victory over ISIS will lead to independence—or at least greater sovereignty.

The Risk of Everyday Life in Aleppo

Newsweek's Janine Di Giovanni chronicles what goes into reporting from a war zone that was hell four years ago—and now it's even worse.

Behind the Iran Curtain

Iranians are emboldened by the nuclear deal, but the battle between conservatives and reformers is far from decided.

Chop Chop Square

The beheadings by ISIS have revolted the world. But in Saudi Arabia, public decapitations remain commonplace