Sophia Smith Galer is an award-winning digital journalist for the BBC World Service.

This year, Sophia’s journalism has made the front page of national press, the front page of the BBC news website and TikTok’s For You Page. A digital innovator with over 130k followers, Sophia reports on the crossroads of digital culture, spirituality and ethics online using a combination of her social listening skills and her Spanish and Arabic. You can find her written features, radio, TV and social media journalism in her portfolio and read up on her press coverage here.