I'm Balolas, a Portuguese independent journalist, writer and documentary producer focused on Human Rights, Environment and Alternative Lifestyles.
I consider myself a Human being in progress. Passionate about life, I assume that privilege comes as a responsibility, so I have dedicated myself to social justice, Human rights, the Environment and Mental health. I believe in the unity and evolutionary capacity of the consciousness of humanity.
Studied Communication Sciences and decided to focus on humanitarian journalism. After four years of experience as a freelance reporter for different publications and online media, among them P3, from Público, I emigrated to Boa Vista, Cape Verde. There I directed and restructured a Community Radio for seven months and worked as stringer journalist for "Bloomberg".
Back in Portugal, I began my studies in International Relations at the University of Lisbon, while working for two startups in Los Angeles as a communications manager, umazed.com and Kodostartups.
At the same time, it begins a career dedicated to mental health and personal development. Passionate about connecting people,I've also started an adventure throughout events production contributing with projects such as Balolas Fest, NLP Academy, Waking Life, Enara Fest, Primal Gathering, among others.
In February 2017 joined the team of Jornal i and Semanário SOL, as a reporter of Society focused on Human Rights, Health, Environment, Equality, and Alternative Lifestyles. Created the weekly segment "Generation i", dedicated to the study of the Millennial generation in Portugal and wrote the series of reports "Indo eu, indo eu", traveling through the Balkans for 31 days, covering stories connected to post-war scenario, refugees, minorities, political scene, and immigration.
For two years I've been producing an independent documentary in Palestine, "Bukra", focused on the different forms of peaceful resistance to the Israeli occupation in the Jenin refugee camp. In 2020 produced the YALA! fundraising event in Lisbon and now I'm currently working as a correspondent journalist for the European awarded Luxembourg-based newspaper Contacto.
If you have a story, a project or a company with a mission to make this world a better place, you should contact me.
I've started my journalism path some years ago, so please scroll down to dive into my work :)