Farai Shawn Matiashe


Farai Shawn Matiashe is an award-winning journalist based in Mutare, Zimbabwe, who writes for various international media outlets including Aljazeera (Qatar), the Thomson Reuters Foundation (UK), Vice World News (UK), The Africa Report (France), Euronews (UK) and Quartz Africa (USA). Farai, who has reported from more than five countries including those in Europe, is passionate about rural reporting where he covers health, women and gender, climate change and science-technology stories. He mainly focuses on stories that impact marginalised groups including women, youths, indigenous people and people with disabilities. Farai’s articles are solution-driven and go beyond just raising red flags in communities. Farai has won IATI, UNESCO and UNDP Global Research Competition for Journalists 2018, UNESCO #IPDCTalksSA Competition for Trainee Journalists (southern Africa)-2nd Runner Up and Renewable Energy 2020 Media Awards-Misa Zimbabwe and Hivos Best Gender Aware Story. He was also in the AIPS Media 2020 Young Reporters Award Top 5.

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