Viktorija Mickute is a Lithuanian journalist working as a producer at Al-Jazeera Contrast. With a background in documentary filmmaking, she is interested in new visual technologies and ways these enable innovative storytelling. Mickute has professional experience in both national and international media organizations and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for studies towards a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri – Columbia.
Before joining Contrast, she hosted a social media live broadcast at Lithuanian National Television. She has also worked as an international news editor and reporter, covering events and crises, such as the Brussels terror attacks in 2016 and the plight of Syrian refugees in southeastern Turkey.