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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 that made the documentary 'My Son the Jihadi'.  

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

Recent work


RECENT WORK

Project zero

huffington post

More than 18 "neglected tropical diseases" – including sleeping sickness, rabies and river blindness – affect over one billion people worldwide, but they're not on the public's radar. With Hannah McNeish, I'm working on the year-long Project Zero for the Huffington Post to tell stories about these diseases across Africa and beyond.

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.

Tech in Africa

Guardian

By 2020, there will be more than 700 million smartphone connections across the African continent. Widespread connectivity is having game-changing impacts in almost all sectors, but what does it really mean for economic development. I contributed extensively to the Guardian's in-depth series on technology in Africa, published in July 2016.

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Highlights


HIGHLIGHTS

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.