Susana Seijas

Susana Seijas

I'm a London-based journalist, producer and media consultant. My stories have appeared on the BBC, CNN, CBS News, PBS NewsHour, Radio New Zealand,  Slate and The Times of London, among others.  I was until recently based in Mexico where I reported and produced stories on the drug war.

My media consulting experience includes directing media strategies for the International Crisis Group (ICG), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ). Previously I was the president of the Mexico committee of the Rory Peck Trust and a Knight International Journalism Fellow at Televisa.

I'm a graduate of Leeds University (B.A. Russian Studies) and of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism in New York. I hold both British and Mexican citizenships.

Recent Stories


No place like home: A global exploration of violence between partners

Whether you call it “domestic violence,” “partner violence” or “intimate partner violence” there is one key reality: It’s everywhere. Every country and every culture. Every faith. Every education and economic level. Old and young. Men and women. Of the 115 countries for which we aggregated the most recent data, the lowest prevalence rate is 5 percent. But 80 of these countries (just over two-thirds of them) have a rate at or above 20 percent. That means that, in many countries, at least one in five women have experienced violence at the hand of their partner.