Constantin Gouvy is a freelance journalist, photoreporter and researcher based in Iraqi Kurdistan, and a member of the Frontline Freelance Register. He has reported from Iraq and Syria for several French and English-language outlets, including IRIN News, Middle East Eye, and the Lebanese daily L'Orient-Le Jour. He was one of ten shortlisted for Amnesty’s 2019 ‘Gaby Rado Award for Best New Journalist’ for his work on the plight of ISIS fighters’ relatives returning to Mosul.
He has a background in International Relations and a number of years of experience in conflict research, with a focus on the MENA and sub-Saharan Africa regions, including with international think tanks such as Crisis Group, and in the field in the West Bank, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Kenya. He started working on Iraq and Syria on the day ISIS took Mosul in June 2014. He has received several awards for his writing skills and analytical thinking, including the "E-IR Essay Award".