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About


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About


ABOUT


I am an independent journalist producing multimedia content for international media. I have contributed to outlets including the BBC, the Guardian, the New York Times, CNN, Channel 4, National Geographic, the Telegraph and Human Rights Watch. I was part of the BAFTA-winning team for the documentary 'My Son the Jihadi' in 2016.  

I have extensive experience across sub-Saharan Africa, as well as in the Middle East and North Africa. Based between Nairobi and London, I can be reached on zoe@zoeflood.com.

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Recent work


RECENT WORK

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Recent work


RECENT WORK

SOMALILAND

Human RIghts Watch

People in Somaliland with mental health conditions – rates of which are believed to be high – are increasingly forced into institutions, where they face serious abuses. Chaining, often for months on end, is widespread. I travelled to Hargeisa to document their situation for Human Rights Watch using video and photo.

KENYA

Channel 4/TRUEVISION

'My Son the Jihadi' tells the story of the mother and brother left behind after Briton Thomas Evans travels to Somalia to join militant Islamist group al-Shabaab. I was part of the film's production team that won best single documentary at the 2016 BAFTAs and Broadcasting Press Guild Awards, and was nominated in the Royal Television Society Awards.

RwandA

National GEOGRAPHIC

Twenty years after the devastating genocide in Rwanda, the teaching of national history remains a highly sensitive and often contentious issue in the country. I wrote about how Rwanda is working to teach its difficult history, in this piece for National Geographic.

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Highlights


HIGHLIGHTS

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Highlights


HIGHLIGHTS

I tell stories about security, development, culture and human rights, using a range of media, including text, video, audio and photography. I report on violent extremism in Africa, in particular in Kenya and Somalia. I covered the brutal attack on Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall in September 2013: in the aftermath, I interviewed survivors and first responders, including retelling one of the most dramatic stories of the massacre

I followed the trail of the world's 'most wanted woman', Samantha Lewthwaite, and covered the deepening tensions in Kenya's "war on terror". I exposed the earlier arrest of Woolwich killer Michael Adebolajo on suspicions of trying to join Somali militant group al-Shabaab.