Pierre Alonso, 37, is a French reporter based in Kyiv. He started working as a local correspondent in 2007 while he studied international relations at Sciences Po in Lille, North of France. After he graduated in peace building and war analysis in 2011, he worked as a cybersecurity and national security reporter for two years at the French website OWNI.fr, and two more years as a freelance in Paris (2013-2015).
In 2015 he joined the national daily Libération where he covered the ISIS terrorists attacks in France and Belgium, while focusing at the same time on the threats to civil liberties posed by antiterrorist laws.
From 2017 he was Libération’s defense correspondent and a reporter at the international desk. He reported mainly from Iran and Sahel, as well as Europe (Malta, Northern Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden…).
A few days after Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, he flew to Odesa and started an extensive coverage of the war for Libération. After three assignments in Ukraine, he decided to move and to settle in Kyiv. He has been there as a freelancer since December 2022 and he is available for assignments.
He is a writer (mostly en français), a photographer and an occasional TV and radio contributor (RFI, Radio Canada…).
Pierre is a native French speaker, is fluent in English, has an intermediate level of Persian and is a beginner in Ukrainian.