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nDash Writer Profile for Alyssa McMurtry


Spain correspondent, Freelance journalist

About Me

I'm a freelance journalist based in Northern Spain. A foreign correspondent, I have covered a wide range of Spanish news including the Catalan independence crisis, politics and elections and interesting cultural and historical issues for media including CBC (Canada), RTE (Ireland), and the Anadolu Agency (Turkey). I also interned at El Pais English, translating one of Spain's leading newspapers' most internationally relevant articles into English. 

I also am the editorial director at a small publishing house that writes country-focused advertorials for media such as the Guardian, China's Economic Observer, Die Welt, Foreign Policy and The Telegraph. These reports tell the stories of emerging and developed countries and the opportunities they present for FDI. Sectors covered in these reports may deal with business, finance, politics, infrastructure, innovation, or tourism. 

 I graduated from Carleton University, often regarded as having Canada's top journalism program, with honours and a double major in journalism and history. I also master's degree in translation from Spanish into English from Menendez Pelayo International University.

Industries I Write About



Law & Politics

My Writing Samples

Spanish far right party wins seats in an election for the first time since Franco

For the first time since the death of Spanish fascist dictator Francisco Franco in 1975, a far-right party has gained significant representation in Spain.


What the Nazi era can teach us about deradicalizing extremists

Different approaches to combatting radical ideology


Ukraine FDI Report for Foreign Policy

The online version of the advertorial section on Ukraine that appeared in Foreign Policy Magazine.



Editorial director

Writing, editing and coordinating publications for various clients. The reports involve ideas, travel, business and culture. They appear in various media, including The Guardian, The Economist and stand-alone books. Clients include The Tourism Board of Hungary, The government of Valencia and IE University.

Company: The Report Company

I worked there from 2/2017 until now

Freelance Journalist

I am the Spanish correspondent for the Anadolu Agency, covering politics, culture, breaking news and life in Spain. And my work has appeared in: El PaĆ­s, Guernica Magazine, The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), The Postmedia Network, The Journal of Turkish Weekly, The Hindu, Embassy Magazine, Canadian Dimension Magazine and many more.

Company: Various

I worked there from 9/2007 until now

Content I Write