Journalist & Documentary Producer/Director

I have over a decade of experience as a journalist and documentary producer/director in more than 15 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Starting out as a news reporter and content editor for newspapers in England, I moved in to news and documentaries for BBC World News, Reuters and China Central Television.

While working on Working Lives: Human Traffic, a six-part documentary series for BBC World News, I reported on a raid at a child labour clothes factory in India and women trafficked from Tanzania to England to work as maids.

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After moving to Nairobi, Kenya, from London, to report in the continent my family fled as Ugandan refugees in the 1970s, I produced and directed documentaries on sociopolitical topics around Africa. Mother Liberia and Sankara’s Ghost were nominated for Best Documentary. While making films, I reported for Reuters’ news video service Africa Journal.

Independently, I produced and directed Shine Your Light, a short documentary about inspiring everyday Kenyan women for International Women’s Day with an all-female crew in Nairobi and created a mobile technology platform with two California-based software engineers to connect survivors through their stories to advocate healing and empathy. The project began on the Stories of Survival Facebook page that attracted more than 250K followers.

I have a BSc (Hons) Degree in Artificial Intelligence & Psychology from The University of Birmingham and a postgraduate qualification in Journalism.