Monia Mersni is a freelance journalist from Germany, whose work mainly focuses on Africa and the Middle East. Over the past four years, she has worked for Germany’s Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) foreign office. In 2016 and 2017, she worked for their Nairobi correspondence team in Kenya, which is affiliated with the main consortium of public broadcasters in Germany, ARD. During her time in and around Kenya, she also published her own stories, which were primarily broadcasted on Germany’s international news station, Deutsche Welle (DW), and on DW’s environment magazine. Though television is her main area of expertise, she actively contributes to the realms of radio and print. Currently, she is in Tunisia working on stories exploring a range of topics including gender, employment and environmental issues. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cologne in Cultures and Languages of Africa and the Islamic World.