IWMF Alumni represent all media platforms including, print, broadcast, online and multimedia. These talented news professionals work with the IWMF as Mentors, Fellows, or Grantees. They are based around the world and are united in their pursuit of under-reported stories that are essential in shedding light on global issues. The IWMF is proud to support this community further develop their on-the-ground reporting skills through training, grants, mentoring, and reporting trips.

Fidelis Zvomuya -- Agriconnect

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Journalist Agriconnect

Fidelis Zvomuya is from Chinhoyi, Zimbabwe. He received a diploma in Mass Communications at the Harare Polytechnic. He joined the department of information in 1995 as a district information officer covering development issues within rural areas.

In 1997 he started working at the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation as a television reporter responsible for environment, health and development issues, where started writing about HIV/AIDS. In 2000 he received an M.A. in mass communication and media research from the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.

He then joined the BBC and was posted to Zimbabwe. He held this position until the BBC was banned by the Zimbabwean government. He focuses on health issues, especially HIV/AIDS, with the intention to promote accurate, responsible, and supportive coverage of the issues and the effect HIV/AIDS has on the continent’s agricultural sector as well as on food security.

Nomsa Zwane -- Alex FM

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Current Affairs Producer Alex FM

Nomsa Zwane, who joined Alex FM in 2009 as a volunteer, worked her way up through the ranks to become a news reader, field reporter, and current affairs producer.

Zwane has been directly affected by HIV/AIDS, losing her parents and other relatives to the disease. Five her family members are currently living with the virus. Zwane is determined to address the stigma and fear associated with HIV/AIDS in her work as a journalist.

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