Patricia Huon

Patricia Huon is a freelance Belgian print and radio journalist living in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her reporting has taken her to Zimbabwe, DRC, Central African Republic, Burundi, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, where she’s been reporting on major news events : Nelson Mandela’s funeral, the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, South Soudan Independence and civil war, the political crisis in Burundi, Al Shabaab in Somalia, Boko Haram in Nigeria, the falls of Yahya Jammeh in Gambia and Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. She’s comfortable with the coverage of hard news, but has a preference for feature stories, and always tries to look for quirky angles or characters to offer a new view on well-covered stories. Over the time, she has developed a particular interest for human rights and social justice in conflict and post-conflict situation. Her work has been published and broadcasted in Libération, Causette, L’Obs, Radio Canada, RTS, RTBF and other francophone media. She's an IWMF Fellow, a recipient of the Pulitzer on Crisis reporting grant, and a recipient of « Fonds pour le Journalisme » grant (Belgium). She holds a degree in Journalism from the Institut de Journalisme Bordeaux Aquitaine, France.

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