I am a British self-shooting (Sony Z7 & EX1), self-editing (Final Cut Pro and basic Avid), qualified broadcast journalist (PgDip 2001) and video producer based in Myanmar freelancing primarily for BBC News and BBC Media Action.
Prior to this I lived in East Africa for six years covering news and producing feature stories for agencies APTN and Reuters.
In 2012 I produced/directed four short films on women’s empowerment issues in Ethiopia - for BBC Media Action/Nike - and was Highly Commended by the AIB awards.
During this time I also worked as a freelance producer, camerawoman and editor for numerous media organisations including BBC, ABC, Sky, CCTV, ITN, EBU, France 24, CBS and Al Hurra. I’ve also produced videos for the Guardian online, the UN, World Bank and NGOs such as Oxfam and the Red Cross.
Before moving to Ethiopia I worked as a video producer for the UN in Eritrea, as a television journalist for Euronews in France and the BBC in the UK.
In 2010 I studied a documentary filmmaking course at the National Film and Television School in the UK and I am currently working towards an Environmental Studies degree with the Open University.