Jacey Fortin is an American freelance journalist currently based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. She has spent four years writing about politics, economics, conflict, development, technology, and media freedom in Africa. Her articles and photographs from South Sudan and Ethiopia have appeared in The New York Times, The Africa Report, Agence France-Presse, Al Jazeera, and other print and online publications. Fortin is from New Bedford, Massachusetts. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northeastern University in Boston. She is proficient in Spanish and French, and she is learning Amharic.