Rocío Periago is a Spanish freelance journalist with a focus on human rights, 2030 Agenda and sustainability, among other topics. Her reporting has appeared in EL PAIS, Altair Magazine, Revista LATE, Mundo Negro, Viajes National Gepgraphic and others.
She is based in Spain, but often spends long periods of time working abroad, mainly in Africa and South America. In 2017 she won the second press prize of Manos Unidas for a report about a project of social gastronomy in the Brazilian city of Recife. In 2020 she was awarded with the Journalism City of Alcalá’s prize for a reporting about the Women’s Library of Istanbul.
She has written about the rights of Indigenous communities and their role as guardians of biodiversity, about migrants and their work in the Spanish countryside and about the erosion of the most eastern cliffs of the American continent because of the sea and the global warming.