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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 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 worked on the film, described as "urgent, essential viewing", which was broadcast on Channel 4 in October 2015.

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.